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A 41-year-old member asked:

How common is the skin disease vitiligo?

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Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Vitiligo: About one to 2 percent of the population.
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
!or 2 out of 100: Vitiligo may appear at any age. There is an increased rate of the condition in some families. The condition affects about 1 out of every 100 people in the United States. Vitiligo is associated with three other autoimmune diseases: addison's disease hyperthyroidism pernicious anemia.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can doctors tell me what does the skin disease vitiligo do to you?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Vitiligo: Vitiligo causes patches of skin to lose the normal skin color and appear white or lighter. The disease is usually limited to the skin.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Vitiligo: It is an autoimmune disease of the skin where areas lose the natural skin color. It just happens, like all other autoimmune diseases. Dermatologist can help with treating some spots.
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sun damage can also trigger this and it is very important to use sun block.
Nov 29, 2014

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