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Vitiligo: Introduction

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.

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Causes of Types of Vitiligo:

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Vitiligo: Symptom Checker

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Vitiligo Treatments

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Stories from Users for Vitiligo

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Vitiligo: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Vitiligo

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Misdiagnosis and Vitiligo

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Vitiligo: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Vitiligo listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about Vitiligo

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)

Definitions of Vitiligo:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Vitiligo

The list below shows some of the causes of Vitiligo mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Vitiligo?

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:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Vitiligo:

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Classifications of Vitiligo:

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

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