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A 29-year-old male asked about a 65-year-old female:

Someone i'm close with has vitiligo and i recently noticed that they have 3 large dark affected areas on their upper back. they look patchy and have light pink color around and within the areas. she is in her mid 60s. what might this be?

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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several causes: This kind of change can be due to a benign skin fungus (color change may be accentuated with sun exposure) which is easy to treat, but a primary care provider or dermatologist should probably examine the areas to determine if a biopsy might be needed to rule out something more serious

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