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.

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