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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 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 isn't contagious, so you can't catch it from other people or pass it on.
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...
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...