Vitiligo (or leukoderma) is the patchy loss of skin pigmentation due to an auto-immune attack by the body's own immune system on skin melanocytes. It frequently begins in late adulthood, with patches of unpigmented skin appearing on extremities. The patches may grow or remain constant in size. Occasional small areas may repigment as they are recolonised by melanocytes.
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Vitiligo Society UK
Vitiligo results in a loss of skin color. Vitiligo usually occurs in families, and may sometimes also involve diabetes, thyroid disorders, and some other conditions.
American Vitiligo Research Foundation, Inc.
Provides public awareness and counseling to the families and those afflicted by this disease. Supports research without animal testing.
National Vitiligo Foundation
A patient oriented site dedicated to information on the cure and treatment of vitiligo.
NHS Choices: Vitiligo
Provides information on this chronic condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Vitiligo Support International
Offers treatment information, social support, message boards and chat.
Information pertaining to operative treatment of Vitiligo.
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