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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
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. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
24 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in 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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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Pigmentary derm: Vitiligo most commonly manifests in adulthood but can certainly be seen in kids and pre-school children. Your pediatrician, family doctor, pediatric i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Loss of color: It is an area of the skin that has lost color (pigment) . The area will not tan.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Go on living!: Hi. Vitiligo will not hurt you, unless you forget to put sunscreen over it for a day in the sun! ;-) Sometimes it clusters with other autoimmune dis ... Read More

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