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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

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Dr. Maulik Shah
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: No

Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin.
It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited.

In brief: No

Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin.
It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited.
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