What is vitiligo?

Also known as: leukoderma

Vitiligo is a skin condition that is characterized by white patches of skin around the body. It’s the result of the skin cells that produce pigment, known as melanocytes, either not producing enough pigment or being destroyed. It can affect other parts of the body like hair (becomes white), eye color, or mouth.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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