FAQIs it Bitiligo? Vitaligo? Veteligo?

FAQ

There are so many different ways that people try and spell or even pronounce Vitiligo. 

Here are some common mis-spellings: bitiligo, vitigo, vitaligo, vitilago, vitiglio, vitago, veteligo. 

Just to set the record straight its VITILIGO, prononunced as vit-ill-EYE-go.

In case you're wondering, vitiligo is a particlar case of leucoderma. Although these names are often used in parallel, they are not quite the same. Lecoderma has a known cause of white patches on the skin, while the true cause for vitiligo remains unknown.

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