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?
NY Vitiligo Group meeting
will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care center on 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd ave. Topics ...11 March 2015 18:30, NYU's Ambulatory Care center, 240 ...
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
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
There is no medical evidence of any link between diet and vitiligo. Therefore no dietary changes are recommended. A scientific paper published in 2003 showed promising...
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...
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...