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Why Is Vitiligo Considered An Autoimmune Disease

Why Is Vitiligo Considered An Autoimmune DiseaseAs we all known that Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition which characterized by some parts of the skin losing their pigment. It happens when skin pigment cells lack or are unable to produce. Apart from couple cases of contact with certain chemicals, the cause of vitiligo is still unknown. The medical research suggests vitiligo may caused by autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes.Vitiligo is typically devided into two categories: segmental and non-segmental vitiligo.

When it comes to the Autoimmune diseases, it actually appears from an abnormal immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body autoimmunity. Meanwhile,it may be localized in some certain organs or involve a particular tissue in different places

In addition, An autoimmune disease isa actually a reaction to a substance which is intake in humana’s body - such as some relative specific organs or cells. So an allergy is a reaction to a foodstuff that is ingested into the body, not a substance that is created by the body.

On the other hand, an autoimmune diseases are reactions to substances which made by the body. Allergies are caused by things that have been intaked into the body. So allergies are not auto-immune reactions .


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