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Is Vitiligo Hereditary

Is Vitiligo HereditaryAs 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.

However,Vitiligo may have various types of causes. The main basis of this skin condition is melanin deficiency. This condition can be triggered either by some chemical reaction or hormonal change, or some skin infection . Vitiligo is considered as a hereditary skin disease. Let check out more informations about the hereditary nature of this vitiligo disorder.

The connection between Vitiligo and heredity:

When it comes to the connection between Vitiligo and heredity , there are couple of medical researches hasve showed that there are only 0.75% of the population is affected by vitiligo disorder. In addition, there rarely vitiligo patients are unaware of other family members having the disease. However, 1there are only 10% of vitiligo patients have a family history of vitiligo. Researchers have confirm that children of vitiligo patients are more likely to get this skin disorder when it compares with parents who are not affected by it. But it doesn’t mean they aren’t affect by it , however, parents with vitiligo would definitely pass the condition on to their children.

According to the recent medical research data, it has been found that approximately 30% of vitiligo patients have a family history who also has the disorder. In addition, there are only 5-7% of children with one or two affected parents may have it, and most of vitiligo patients do not have relatives condition.

On the other hand, vitiligo skin disorder is commonly found among people who above 40, and this makes it difficult for doctors to build a genetic link with it. There are other causes of vitligo like:The habits of the person and his body conditions, including his capacity to bear heat and other climatic conditions. There are many children who have been born without vitiligo even though one of his parents has the condition.

As we all known that vitiligo can be improved and it can also progress quickly. The possibilities of these both conditions are equal.

Meanwhile, there exists someone who claims there is a genetic factor involved state that the melanin pigmentation initiated by melanocytes can be reduced or increased by the immunity of a person. It may also be a factors of this skin conditions. For more informations, please feel free to contact us.


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