FAQWho is prone to vitiligo?

Scientists know that some people are genetically predisposed to a specific group of autoimmune diseases – including generalized vitiligo – but do not know who and why.
It doesn’t really help knowing you may be ‘at risk’ of developing a disease – because you never know if or when you will develop it, or what may cause it.

 

FAQOther Questions

  • What tests should be done?

    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 bas...

  • Is there a special diet for vitiligo?

    We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientific evidence...

  • What causes vitiligo?

    Surprisingly, the causes of vitiligo are yet to be precisely established. Researchers know the cause is pre-wired in your genes, just waiting for a bad luck moment. In about hal...