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A 36-year-old member asked:

What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? what causes the loss of pigmentation?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment.
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