FAQWho is prone to vitiligo?

FAQ

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.

 

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