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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed ar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rash: Vitiligo causes lack of pigment to affected areas of skin rather than causing peeling patches. You need to be evaluated to get an accurate diagnosis.
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Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
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No: If it is vitiligo the skin will not peel of but rather appear as white patches on the skin which are not raised. Please consult your doctor who could ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Autoimmunity: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system attacks the melanocytes, the skin cells that make color pigment. The skin areas wherei ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vitiligo: Medical treatment for vitiligo isn't always necessary. For some, skin color returns without treatment. Using sunscreen and applying cosmetic camouflag ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
No: We don't fully understand the pathophysiology of vitiligo. It is considered an autoimmune disorder, and sometimes associated with systemic autoimmune ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Vitiligo: Vitiligo is autoimmune and hence there is no cure. Many treatments may help though such as light tx, laser tx. Skin grafting and steroids or other c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
25 years experience Dermatology
Ultraviolet light : Evidence has shown that some repigmentation of the areas involved with vitiligo can occur after treatment with ultraviolet light. There is also a lase ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vitiligo: It is mostly a persistent condition but can be treated, depending on its extent, a dermatologist can help you.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Topicals, UV light: Vitiligo can be mild or severe, stay in remission for many years but suddenly flare and then spread to involve larger parts of the body. It can be tre ... Read More
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