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White patches

White patches: Introduction

White patches: White patches on the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 12 causes of White patches, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of White patches:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of White patches. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of White patches:

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White patches: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for White patches

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Message Boards for White patches

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White patches: Animations

White patches: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to White patches

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White patches: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and White patches

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White patches: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by White patches:

The list of organs typically affected by White patches may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of White patches

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

How Common are these Causes of White patches?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of White patches. Of the 12 causes of White patches that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: White patches:

The following list of conditions have 'White patches' 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.

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  • HIV/AIDS ... mouth white spots, unusual mouth blemishes




  • Vitiligo ... white patches around the mouth, navel white patches, white skin patches

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Causes of White patches Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of White patches based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of White patches:

    Subtypes of White patches:

    White skin patches (14 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with White patches:

    Whitening (69 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Pigmentation symptoms (305 causes)

    Symptoms related to White patches:

    Mouth white patch, Tongue white patch, Whiteness (536 causes), Pallor (536 causes), Rash (1165 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Vitiligo (10 causes), Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Halo nevus, Skin injury, Tinea versicolor, Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, Leprosy (23 causes), Morphea

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