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What Is Vitiligo

Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a chronic skin condition which characterized by the portions of the skin losing their pigment. It occurs when skin pigment cells die or are unable to function.The cause of vitiligo is unknown. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It may also affect hair, the inside of the mouth and even the eyes.

What Is Vitiligo

Common lost color on skin is vitiligo, vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes in the skin are destroyed.

Generally, the color of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. 

In addition, Vitiligo can affects people from all races, but it but contagious. It can be stressful or make you feel bad by its bad appearence. Treatment for vitiligo may improve the appearance of the affected skin but does not cure the disease.

However, The doctors and researchers have came up with several different theories. One theory is that people develop antibodies which destroy the melanocytes in their own bodies. Another theory is that melanocytes destroyed by themselves. Eventually, some people have proved that even a sunburn or emotional distress can triggered vitiligo; however, these events have not been scientifically proven to cause vitiligo.but it might still be a potenaatial factors which cause the vitiligo. So we should pay enought attention on it and try as much as we can to aviod it.


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