What’s Up Doc?: Vitiligo

What is vitiligo?Vitiligo is a skin pigment disorder due to destruction of melanocytes, the cells that produce skin pigment; it causes changes in the color of parts of the patient’s skin — many people will remember the skin changes Michael Jackson had from this condition. It affects up to one in 100 people in the U.S., with typical onset between the ages of 10 and 30.Vitiligo will commonly start on areas of the body exposed to the sun, such as the hands/arms or [...]
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