an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
The patchy loss of skin pigmentation.
Alphos, a form of leprosy.
a rare skin disease consisting in the development of smooth, milk-white spots upon various parts of the body
Origin: [L., a kind of tetter, fr. vitium blemish, vice.]
Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmentation of sections of skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. The incidence worldwide is less than 1%. The most common form is non-segmental vitiligo, which tends to appear in symmetric patches, sometimes over large areas of the body.
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A disorder consisting of areas of macular depigmentation, commonly on extensor aspects of extremities, on the face or neck, and in skin folds. Age of onset is often in young adulthood and the condition tends to progress gradually with lesions enlarging and extending until a quiescent state is reached.
The numerical value of vitiligo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of vitiligo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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PROMISING TREATMENT FOR VITILIGO SKIN CONDITION At one point, the Indiana woman was so fearful of leaving the house without her makeup she became depressed, even considering suicide, because she hated her looks. It made me into a person who didn't want to be noticed. That mask was everything for me.
According to the Mayo Clinic, vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) die or stop producing melanin — the pigment that gives your skin, hair and eyes color. There are some treatments that may restore color to the affected skin, but it does not prevent continued loss of skin color or a recurrence. Between the ages of 10 and 40, Denise masked her face and hands with a blanket of foundation and concealer to hide her vitiligo. I wore it every single day and I learnt how to perfect it so people who looked at me wouldn't even know I had it on.
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