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Will vitiligo be transmitted from parent to child, either genetically or as some sort of contagion?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology

In brief: Not contagious

Vitiligo is thought to be an auto-immune condition where a persons body attacks the pigment cells in the skin.
While there can be some familial tendency to have auto-immune diseases, it's unlikely that parent and child would both have vitiligo.

In brief: Not contagious

Vitiligo is thought to be an auto-immune condition where a persons body attacks the pigment cells in the skin.
While there can be some familial tendency to have auto-immune diseases, it's unlikely that parent and child would both have vitiligo.
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