A 29-year-old member asked:
Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Vitiligo (v) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable penetrance (some worse than others).A mother can pass the gene to her kid or pass the normal gene with 50/50 chance per conception. Children acquiring the v gent would eventually show some patches as they age & the baby with the normal gene would be unaffected. Other than the skin issue, the babies are normal.
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Last updated Dec 3, 2018
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