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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?
ED'S NYC Marathon Run & Fundraising
In 2014, every single TCS New York City marathoner and supporter unite to contribute towards the goal of raising funds for charities. Ed Lee will be running his first ...02 November 2014 12:00, New York, NY
Facemotions Portraits and Roundtable on Vitiligo in Montreal
Take part in a photo shoot with Stephanie Corne, an incredible artist from NYC and vitiligo activist, to be included in the Facemotions portrait Gallery of Vitiligo. P...14 November 2014 15:00, MAI 3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance Montrea...
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...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
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...
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 ...