This is called a skin disorder that, as per reports, affects around one person in every hundred in countries across the globe. A Look at Vitiligo, this disease may be witnessed in all genres – whether males, females or the kids. And it appears irrespective of the skin color, ethnic origin and so on.
Not only does Vitiligo affects the skin and turns it white but also turns the hair get white and the white patches even appear on the hair. This happens because of the fact that the melanocytes, the cells which endow the skin its color, got destructed. Vitiligo might spread fast and sometimes its spreading is slower and eventually covers the whole body. The major vitiligo makes appearance in symmetrical form that affect the body’s both sides.
There are certain cases where almost the half of the human body gets affected; this is called the segmental vitiligo. This kind is laced with the limited progression and happens to be much difficult to treat. This disease can take place at any age since there is no specific age limit for its appearance. Prior to the age of twenty, it is noticed that around 50% patients witness its development on them.
Vitiligo is not infectious. There happen not to be any physical symptoms in addition to the white patches. The disease leads to severe personality damage and it normally appears on face, genitals and neck.
Vitiligo is more visible among the ones who are black skinned and among the patients with fair skin, vitiligo hardly is noticeable.