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Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a generally unpredictable skin disease, which results in a loss of inherited skin color over the lifetime. Vitiligo is a non-lethal and it does not cause any organic harm, but it has a devastating effect on social life of the affected person and their family >>>
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous people who face vitiligo in the public eye >>>
The treatment options for vitiligo have undergone a sea of change over the last two or three decades and dermatologists are now in a much better position to manage this disease than in the past. In this section, you'll find helpful information on a variety of vitiligo treatments. >>>
Conceived by patients for patients, World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increase awareness of vitiligo and raise funds needed for research and education >>>
We have built a program that offers access to a series of educational workshops and close interaction with researchers, international opinion leaders, and executives from the VR Foundation >>>
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What is coming?
VITFriends Vitiligo Support Group meeting
VITFriends Vitiligo Support Group will host a meeting with a theme “We Are Designed To Be SEEN.” Special Guest is Dr. Vaneeta Sheth from Brigham and Women’s Hospital,...21 October 2014 17:30, Mattapan Public Library, Boston
NY Chapter VITFriends meeting
Support group meeting will be held @ the Brooklyn Public Library (Clinton Hill Branch) from 2-4 pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Pat (email@example.com...25 October 2014 02:00, 380 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY...
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body. It doe...
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
Gluten-free diet for vitiligo?
Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, which puffs up when baked with yeast. It is important to realize there are three different...
What shall I say to my new colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling co...