Vitiligo (白蝕) is a chronic skin condition caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin, resulting in a loss of pigment in the affected area causing the skin to appear whiter.. It can affect people of all ages. Vitiligo mostly appears on the face, neck, back of hands, etc. Vitiligo is not a contagious condition.
There is no certain cause for vitiligo, but medical community believes that it may be related to the following factors:
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