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A 36-year-old female asked:

What do we call this white pegment on my skin.. they say soon my skin will be covered all with this discoloration?

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Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
Dermatology 19 years experience
Sounds like vitiligo: There are a few diagnoses that can cause white marks on the skin but what you are asking sounds like vitiligo.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2016

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