See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Vitiligo: A condition which is characterized by chronic pigmentary changes to the skin seen by white patches. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Vitiligo, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
Review causes of types of Vitiligo in more specific categories:
Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Vitiligo, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Vitiligo may include:
Review further information on Vitiligo Treatments.
Real-life user stories relating to Vitiligo:
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Vitiligo may include these symptoms:
Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:
Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Vitiligo:
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often...read more »
Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:
Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Vitiligo as a symptom include:
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair that grows in areas affected by vitiligo u (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Vitiligo: NIAMS)
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Vitiligo: NIAMS)
A disorder consisting of areas of macular depigmentation, commonly on extensor aspects of extremities, on the face or neck, and in skin folds. Age of onset is often in young adulthood and the condition tends to progress gradually with lesions enlarging and extending until a quiescent state is reached.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Usually progressive, chronic pigmentary anomaly of the skin manifested by depigmented white patches that may be surrounded by a hyperpigmented border.
- (Source - CRISP)
The list below shows some of the causes of Vitiligo mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Vitiligo. Of the 10 causes of Vitiligo that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Vitiligo' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Vitiligo or choose View All.
Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.
Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.
Medical Conditions associated with Vitiligo:
Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Whitening (69 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Pigmentation symptoms (305 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)
Symptoms related to Vitiligo:
White skin (69 causes), Skin pigmentation changes (72 causes), Skin rash (461 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Alezzandrini syndrome, Candidiasis familial chronic mucocutaneous, Autosomal dominant, With thyroid disease, Dermatomyositis, Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2, Schrander-Stumpel, Theunissen, Hulsmans syndrome, Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia with combined immunodeficiency, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, Whitaker syndrome
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
These general medical articles may be of interest:
Search Specialists by State and City