Introduction: Vitiligo


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Vitiligo: Skin pigment changes, usually harmless but sometimes embarrassing.

Vitiligo: Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair that grows in areas affected by vitiligo u1

Researching symptoms of Vitiligo: Further information about the symptoms of Vitiligo is available including a list of symptoms of Vitiligo, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Vitiligo, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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Treatments for Vitiligo: Various information is available about treatments available for Vitiligo, current research about Vitiligo treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Vitiligo: NIAMS

Last revision: June 24, 2003

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