Causes Of Vitiligo Disease

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5 hours ago What causes vitiligo? Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease. This type of disease develops when your immune system attacks part of your own body. If you have vitiligo, your immune system attacks cells in your body …

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8 hours ago The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. The autoimmune system works throughout your body to fight off and …

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7 hours ago People with vitiligo are also more likely to experience other autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's disease (which affects the thyroid gland), type 1 diabetes, …

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1 hours ago Vitiligo ( vit-il-EYE-go) is a skin disorder that causes the skin to lose its color. Smooth white areas (called macules if less than 5mm or patches if 5mm or larger) appear on a person’s skin. …

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1 hours ago Vitiligo is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes areas of skin to lose color. When skin cells that make color are attacked and destroyed, the skin turns a milky-white color. …

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Just Now It’s true that there have been many different ideas in the past about what causes vitiligo, from autoimmunity to cellular stress, chemicals, nerves, and genetics. And many scientists have spent a long time arguing about which one was …

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2 hours ago What is Vitiligo. Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It can also affect your eyes, mouth, and nose. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. No one knows …

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3 hours ago Subsequently, the co-occurrence of different autoimmune diseases, including vitiligo, was reported by many investigators, particularly Schmidt While many of the specific biologic …

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2 hours ago By: John E. Harris. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease of the skin that causes white spots. It’s pretty distinctive and is frequently diagnosed by a dermatologist simply by looking at it, often with the aid of a special light called a Wood’s …

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9 hours ago Vitiligo's causes are not fully understood. Vitiligo is a disease of which the exact cause is not fully understood. However, there is an increasing understanding of the processes involved in …

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2 hours ago Summary. Research suggests that there is a link between vitiligo and thyroid disease. Many people with vitiligo also have thyroid disease, and autoimmunity can play a …

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4 hours ago The main causes for this condition are:-Autoimmune disorder – the immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues in an organism. -Stress – can trigger vitiligo in some people. -Injury …

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1 hours ago Vitiligo is generally considered to be an autoimmune disease, though it's not entirely clear what triggers the immune system to mistakenly attack its own healthy skin …

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6 hours ago Autoimmune disease in which the melanocyte are either damaged or destroyed in the body. Skin injury. Burns. Inflammatory skin disorders. Associated conditions such as Pernicious anemia, …

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8 hours ago Vitiligo causes While research is still underway about vitiligo causes, scientists believe that a variety of factors have a role to play. These include certain genes that may …

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8 hours ago In rare cases, vitiligo may cause a total loss of pigment in all skin cells. Vitiligo occurs similarly in people of all races but may be more noticeable in individuals with darker …

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3 hours ago The cause of vitiligo is unknown at this time. It’s suspected to be related to autoimmune illnesses, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues rather than invading …

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How to identify vitiligo and what are the causes?

Vitiligo ( vit-il-EYE-go) is a skin disorder that causes the skin to lose its color. Smooth white areas (called macules if less than 5mm or patches if 5mm or larger) appear on a person’s skin. If you have vitiligo in a place that has hair, the hair on your body may also turn white. The condition occurs when melanocytes (the skin cells that ...

What does really work for vitiligo?

There is no cure for vitiligo. The goal of medical treatment is to create a uniform skin tone by either restoring color (repigmentation) or eliminating the remaining color (depigmentation). Common treatments include camouflage therapy, repigmentation therapy, light therapy and surgery. Counseling may also be recommended. Camouflage therapy:

What drugs can cause vitiligo?

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors: imatinib and gefitinib. Rare cases of drug-induced vitiligo have also been reported from: Other drugs. Note: phenols that cause localised contact leukoderma, such as monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone, paraphenylenediamine and rhododendrol, may also cause generalised vitiligo in rare cases.

What causes vitiligo and what are its risk factors?

  • Autoimmune disorder: The affected person’s immune system may develop antibodies that destroy melanocytes.
  • Genetic factors: Certain factors that may increase the chance of getting vitiligo can be inherited. ...
  • Neurogenic factors: A substance that is toxic to melanocytes may be released at nerve endings in the skin.

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