If you have been diagnosed with vitiligo, or think you might have it, or have a loved one with the disease, then we are here for you.
We want to help you understand your skin condition, feel more in control, and get more out of your next doctor's appointment by being better informed.
It is also important to know that vitiligo doesn’t have to define you or hold you back – we will show you ways to help you manage your vitiligo, put people around you at ease, and to live a more active, fulfilling life.
Click on the following links to find out more about vitiligo and answer your questions about the disease:
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a generally unpredictable skin disease, which results in white patches appearing on the skin. Vitiligo is a non-lethal and it does not cause any organic harm, but it has a devastating effect on social life of the patient and their family >>>
This page tells you what vitiligo looks like and what will change as the disease progresses.
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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Our scientific advisors have put together a comprehensive Q&A to answer all your queries about the condition.
Many famous people have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye and succeeding in their chosen field. Here are just a few of the courageous people who show that vitiligo is no barrier to success.
This easy to use online tool helps you find a vitiligo treatment option that is right for you.
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. Please Sign Our Petition asking the UN Secretary General to designate June 25th as World Vitiligo Day across the globe.
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What is coming?
Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting
We are pleased to announce the date of 2015 Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday 14 March. For more details and registra...14 March 2015 12:00, 9th arrondissement of Paris, France
3rd Annual Vitiligo Working Group Meeting
The 3rd Annual Vitiligo Working Group Meeting will take place at Marriott Marquis San Francisco hotel on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Abstract session will be held in Yer...19 March 2015 07:30, 780 Mission Street San Francisco, ...
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
How is my donation used?
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies in Fiscal Year 2013 the Vitiligo Research Foundation was able to accomplish: Research The VRF has inves...