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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a medical condition that causes the skin to lose color, or pigment. Some people develop a few spots that may lighten or turn completely white while others can have widespread loss of skin color. Vitiligo develops when cells called melanocytes die or are destroyed by the body’s immune system. As the cells die, an area of skin or hair turns white because the cells no longer make pigment. Treatment options include light therapy & medications, narrow band ultraviolet B, or PUVA (UVA light).