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Epidemiological studies suggest that vitiligo or a susceptibility to the disease may be inherited and about one fourth to one third of patients have family members affected with the disease.
Vitiligo affects all races with an average frequency of 1 to 2 per cent of the population.
Although vitiligo by itself is asymptomatic and does not cause any physical discomfort or disability, it may be associated with devastating psychological and social consequences.
dermind.tripod.com /vitiligo.htm   (1667 words)

Vitiligo is a common skin disorder in which white spots appear on the skin usually occurring on both sides of the body in the same location.
Vitiligo is a skin disease that causes permanent white spots or patches on the skin.
In generalized vitiligo, the patchy white areas are often symmetrical, flat, have definite borders, and may affect or spread to any part of the body.
www.skinsite.com /info_vitiligo.htm   (1175 words)

Vitiligo (pronounced vi-ti-ly-go) is a skin condition of distinctly bordered, white patches resulting from the loss of pigment which results from the disappearance of the skin’s melanocytes.
The cause of vitiligo is not greatly understood, and there may be many causes that result in the condition.
Vitiligo is more noticeable in darker skinned people because of the contrast, although when they tan, even lighter skinned people are affected.
www.vitiligo-clinic.co.uk   (208 words)

 Vitiligo. DermNet NZ
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which pigment cells (melanocytes) are destroyed, resulting in irregularly shaped white patches on the skin.
Vitiligo affects at least 1% of the population, and occurs in all races.
Vitiligo frequently begins with a rapid loss of pigment which may be followed by a lengthy period when the skin colour does not change.
dermnetnz.org /colour/vitiligo.html   (804 words)

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 Vitiligo is an absence of skin pigmentation the white skin affected by Vitiligo is very susceptible to sun burn, but by the same nature generally responds well to UV phototherapy treatment.
Vitiligo is not caused by a toxin that can be remove from your system by a vitamin or other magic health pill.
www.beatpsoriasis.com /vitiligo.htm   (858 words)

Vitiligo is a skin condition whose exact cause is unknown.
In vitiligo, patches of skin lose their pigmentation when the pigment producing cells, the 'melanocytes' are attacked and destroyed.
While vitiligo is a cosmetic problem and does not affect the health directly, it is disfiguring and may be psychologically traumatic.
www.aocd.org /skin/dermatologic_diseases/vitiligo.html   (1050 words)

 Vitiligo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vitiligo (vit-ill-eye-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas (mucous membranes), and the retina of the eyes are destroyed.
Vitiligo seems to be more common in people with certain autoimmune diseases (diseases in which a person's immune system reacts against the body's own organs or tissues).
Important factors in a person's medical history are a family history of vitiligo; a rash, sunburn, or other skin trauma at the site of vitiligo 2 to 3 months before depigmentation started; stress or physical illness; and premature graying of the hair (before age 35).
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/926061326.html   (2458 words)

 American Vitiligo Research Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder characterized clinically by totally white macules, or "spots," and microscopically by the total absence of pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes.
Vitiligo appears to affect at least 1% to 2% of the population, irrespective of sex, race, or age.
Vitiligo has become a marked social stigma in countries such as India, where opportunities for social advancement or marriage among affected individuals are severely limited even today.
www.avrf.org /PAGES-LEVEL2/vit_questions.html   (862 words)

 Questions and Answers about Vitiligo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vitiligo may also be hereditary, that is, it can run in families.
The goal of treating vitiligo is to restore the function of the skin and to improve the patient's appearance.
The foundation strives to locate, inform, and counsel vitiligo patients and their families; to increase public awareness and concern for the vitiligo patient; to broaden the concern for the patient within the medical community; and to encourage, promote, and fund increased scientific and clinical research on the cause, treatment, and ultimate cure.
www.niams.nih.gov /hi/topics/vitiligo/vitiligo.htm   (2903 words)

Various theories are suggested as the aetiology of vitiligo; the same mechanism may not apply to all cases.
In light skin individuals, vitiligo may only be discernible in summer, when the vitiliginous area becomes sunburnt.
Vitiligo may rarely be associated with premature greying of hair, retinal pigmentary loss, uveitis, deafness, CNS involvement (Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome).
www.hkmj.org.hk /skin/vitiligo.htm   (1407 words)

 Vitiligo treatment-Xianchen Institute for Vitiligo
Vitiligo exists of an incubation period, so if the pathological state is temporarily to be controlled and showing undeveloped that doesn't mean it wouldn't be advanced once again further.
Currently the major remedies in treating vitiligo are: ultraviolet irradiation, isolation of pigment, subcutaneous injection, etc. However, the most remedies just merely alleviated the symptoms of the illness but didn't effect a permanent cure, once stopped the treatment, a relapse might occur again.
Vitiligo is a kind of obstinate ailment, the treating time period might be longer, however, the disease isn't an incurable disease, provided you are confident in sustaining the treatment, you are sure to get a cure.
www.curevitiligo.com /English/index.htm   (702 words)

 Vitiligo Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vitiligo frequently begins with a rapid loss of pigment which may be followed by a lengthy period when the skin color does not change.
People who have Vitiligo all over their bodies do not look like albinos because the color of their hair may not change — or it can be dyed — and eye color does not change.
If a person has Vitiligo over more than half of the exposed areas of the body, he or she is not a candidate for repigmentation.
www.nvfi.org /vitiligoBasics.shtml   (2094 words)

 Ask Dr.Shah: Your homeopathic medical advisor
Basically, Vitiligo can hardly be called as a disease but a skin- disorder that has more social than medical significance, especially amongst the dark skin people.
The vitiligo sufferers are observed all over the world, including the white skin communities.
Vitiligo has been considered as a local expression of a system disturbance.
www.askdrshah.com /lueco.htm   (430 words)

 A.R.E. Health & Rejuvenation Research Center - The Cayce Health Database
Vitiligo is spontaneous depigmentation of skin resulting in white patches from loss of pigment.
Vitiligo can occur at any stage in life and is not contagious.
In this case, inadequate functioning of the liver and kidneys, "leaves those particles in the blood stream that, finding their way into the lymphatic circulation, present this effect in the outer portion of the body." Thus, basically, the problem is again one of poor eliminations.
www.edgarcayce.org /health/database/chdata/data/prviti3a.html   (1448 words)

In vitiligo, specific autoantibodies against a patient's melanocytes are found in the blood, although it is not known whether autoantibodies are the cause or an effect of the damage seen.
Another explanation for vitiligo suggests it is due to a nerve disorder, because nerve damage has been associated with pigment loss in the area of skin served by the nerve.
Vitiligo is often most obvious in darkly pigmented individuals, in whom the disease can have profound psychological consequences.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/vitiligo.htm   (923 words)

Vitiligo is a disease of melanocytes characterized by achromic lesions in the skin, affecting the epidermis and the pilosebaceous follicle.
Repigmentation was primarily caused by the transplanted melanocytes.
Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, and the Division of Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles; and the Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, University of Alberta.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/vitiligo.htm   (5492 words)

 Vitiligo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vitiligo is a skin condition of white patches resulting from loss of pigment.
Vitiligo is the result of the disappearance of the skin’s melanocytes.
At this time, the exact cause of vitiligo is not known and although treatment is available, there is no single cure.
www.gadermpa.com /vitiligo.htm   (998 words)

 Vitiligo (leucoderma) and its homeopathic treatment
Vitiligo is a pigment skin disorder resulting due to destruction of color cells (melanocytes) of the skin, which is medically harmless disease.
Vitiligo is an auto-immune disorder where antibodies are formed against body's own cells, leading to destruction of the pigment cells (melanocytes).
Within 6 months, the Vitiligo affected areas started regaining original skin color and now both the spots on each side of my neck have completely restored the original skin color.
leucoderma.com   (472 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is loss of pigment (color) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.
Vitiligo is more noticeable in darker skinned people because of the contrast of white patches against dark skin.
Vitiligo is associated with three systemic diseases: 1) pernicious anemia, 2) hyperthyroidism, and 3) Addison's disease.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000831.htm   (539 words)

Vitiligo is a type of skin discoloration characterized by progressively widening areas of depigmented (very white) skin.
The depigmentation that occurs with this condition is associated with the local destruction of melanocytes, the cells that produce the pigment that darkens the skin, called melanin.
A study of vitiligo in children reported that LPA plus UVA was an effective treatment in a majority of the children.
www.gianteagle.com /healthnotes/Concern/Vitiligo.htm   (1116 words)

Vitiligo is a condition in which your skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes.
Although any part of your body may be affected by vitiligo, depigmentation usually first develops on sun-exposed areas of your skin, such as your hands, feet, arms, face and lips.
The goal in treating vitiligo is to attempt to restore color (pigment) to your skin and improve your appearance.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00586.html   (2235 words)

 Vitiligo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One of the differences between albinism and vitiligo is that complete albinism is present at birth and does not change significantly.
Vitiligo is a depigmenting condition that is not usually apparent at birth but can appear at any stage of life.
The person with vitiligo or albinism caused concern among good white folk and brought to question the cause and identity of race.
www.zebracorn.com /vitiligo.htm   (1381 words)

 Vitiligo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vitiligo (IPA /ˌvɪtəˈlaɪgo/) or leukoderma is a chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin.
Vitiligo may also be caused by stress that affects the immune system, leading the body to react and start eliminating skin pigment.
Vitiligo on the scalp may affect the color of the hair (though not always), leaving white patches or streaks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vitiligo   (892 words)

 Vitiligo definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
In vitiligo, the melanocytes are mysteriously destroyed, leaving de-pigmented patches of skin on different parts of the body.
The goal of PUVA therapy in vitiligo is to reverse the effects of the disease and re-pigment the white patches.
Vitiligo - About 1 to 2% of people in the world, or 40 to 50 million people, have vitiligo a pigmentation disorder..
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9864   (776 words)

 Vitiligo - Bioskin
The melanocytes being the cells, which contain (the main colour of the skin), their absence is revealed by the lack of colour in the affected zone: this is the vitiligo.
The emitted UVB rays are the most effective ones in the therapy of the vitiligo because they stimulate in an optimal way the melanocytes and are active on the immune system of the skin.
The face, the groin, the armpits, the genitals, the neck, the breast and the thighs are the areas which repigment first, while the terminal zones close to the fingernails of the hands and the feet require in general, a superior lapse of time.
www.vitiligo.us   (1012 words)

 Vitiligo, information, cause, treatment, cure by Orlando Board Certified Dermatologist John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. skin ...
Vitiligo is a peculiar disorder of the skin that can occur at any age.
Vitiligo is more noticeable in dark skinned individuals, and it typically does not itch, burn or sting.
Vitiligo is not contagious and you can not "catch it" from anyone.
www.orlandoskindoc.com /vitiligo.htm   (228 words)

 Vitiligo (leucoderma) and its homeopathic treatment
The Vitiligo Assessment Test (VAT) is an on-line test to suggest a possibility of help with homeopathy.
The sufferers Vitiligo may undergo this on-line test to obtain a suggestion on the possibility of cure with homeopathy.
This is based on his research work in the field of homeopath, whereby thousands of cases of various nature including Vitiligo have been treated in the course of last 20 years.
www.leucoderma.com /test_vitiligo/register.asp   (344 words)

 :: Black Doctor ::
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body.
Vitiligo can also affect the mucous membranes (such as the tissue inside the mouth and nose) and the eye.
A large study of families with vitiligo is looking for genes that might cause the disorder.
www.blackdoctor.org /content.cfm?counter=76   (782 words)

 Vitiligo - WrongDiagnosis.com
Vitiligo (IPA /ˌvɪtəˈlaɪgo/) or leukoderma is a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin.
Detailed information about the causes of Vitiligo including medication causes and drug interaction causes can be found in our causes pages.
With a diagnosis of Vitiligo, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Vitiligo.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /v/vitiligo/intro.htm   (830 words)

 eMedicine - Vitiligo : Article by Seung-Kyung Hann, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vitiligo lesions may be localized or generalized, with the latter being more common than the former.
Vitiligo of the scalp usually appears as a localized patch of white or gray hair, but total depigmentation of all scalp hair may occur.
Marginal inflammatory vitiligo results in a red, raised border, which are present from the onset of vitiligo (in rare cases) or which may appear several months or year after the initial onset.
www.emedicine.com /DERM/topic453.htm   (3121 words)

These autoimmune diseases include hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland), adrenocortical insufficiency (the adrenal gland does not produce enough of the hormone called corticosteroid), alopecia areata (patches of baldness), and pernicious anemia (a low level of red blood cells caused by failure of the body to absorb vitamin B12).
It is also used for children 2 years old and over who have localized patches of vitiligo.
Some patients with vitiligo camouflage depigmented patches with stains, makeup, or self-tanning lotions.
www.medhelp.org /gov/www75.htm   (2835 words)

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