FAQWhat tests should be done?

FAQ

A well-trained dermatologist should be able to diagnose vitiligo and distinguish it from contact leukoderma or more than twenty other conditions with similar skin appearance based on physical examination, assisted with a Wood’s lamp.

Occasionally, your doctor may recommend some tests to get more information about a possible autoimmune response related to vitiligo or associated diseases.

FAQOther Questions

  • I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?

    Children born to parents who both have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if one parent has it. In children with...

  • Will it spread?

    Vitiligo activity may vary considerably from person to person. The natural course of vitiligo is truly unpredictable but usually progressive. The most recent VALIANT study on v...

  • How long does it take to treat vitiligo?

    Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results from any trea...