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A 48-year-old member asked:

how common is it to get the skin disease vitiligo? is this a rare disease, or is it actually very common and just not talked about?

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Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Vitiligo: This is an autoimmune condition that can be treated. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How common is the skin disease vitiligo?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 39 years experience
Vitiligo: About one to 2 percent of the population.
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 29 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.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Sun damage can also trigger this and it is very important to use sun block.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 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 22-year-old male asked:

I have skin disease leucoderma what should i do??

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrit Singh
Cardiology 51 years experience
May use: Immunomodulator creams such as Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) cause repigmentation in some cases, when used with UVB narrowband treatments. Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements with sun exposure caused repigmentation in 62% of cases.Leukoderma is a localized loss of pigmentation[1] of the skin that may occur after any number of inflammatory skin conditions, burns etc- not contagious

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