Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. The patches of skin affected become white and usually have sharp margins. The hair from the skin may also become white. It is more noticeable in people with dark skin. Risk factors include a family history of the condition or other autoimmune diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, alopecia areata, and pernicious anemia. It is not contagious. Globally about 1% of people are affected by vitiligo. About half show the disorder before age 20 and most develop it before age 40.

There is no known cure for vitiligo. For those with light skin, sunscreen and makeup are all that is typically recommended. Other treatment options may include steroid creams or phototherapy.

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  • Non-segmental vitiligo
  • Vitiligo can sometimes be accompanied by white hair.
  • Eyelid vitiligo
  • Vitiligo on hand