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Vitiligo 101

Vitiligo is a common skin disorder that causes pigment to be lost from the skin resulting in irregular white spots or pale patches.

Vitiligo may appear at any age.

Although it is a progressive condition, many people experience years or decades without experiencing any changes.


Vitiligo is not contagious.

Vitiligo
FALSE. Vitiligo is not contagious. Although people may worry about "catching" it, vitiligo cannot be transmitted from one person to another.

This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your personal medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional.

Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns.

Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

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