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Vitiligo activity may vary considerably from person to person.
In a good number of patients the disease goes on for 3-4 years and then it settles down, with one or two stubborn patches and the clearance of the others.
There are also patients where the disease shows periods of stability and then suddenly starts increasing. Yet, a small number of patients go from having dark skin to having totally depigmented skin and hair in a period of months.
The natural course of vitiligo is truly unpredictable but usually progressive.
- 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...
- Who 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...
- Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting next to someo...
Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
Many people deal with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career.Copyright (C) Bodolóczki Júlia
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