by: Cidnie Gardner
Discription & Cause~
Vitiligo is non-fatal.
It affects up to 2% of the population, and discoloration normally starts to appear in the 10-30 age range.
Beware of the Symptoms!~ Rapid loss of pigmentation
~~ The initial loss of color can stop for a period of time then reoccur again.
~ Vitiligo usually appears on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun
~~ Such as open areas of skin, armpits, previous sites of injuries, skin around moles and body openings.
~It is rare for pigment to return
~~ It can also cause loss of pigment in hair and eye lids.
To prevent~ try to avoid access tanning
Some times it can be very symmetrical.
It was thought that Michael Jackson had vitiligo, and that is why his skin turned white.
Was on Americas Next Top Model, cycle 21 (2014)
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"Chantelle Brown-Young." RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2015.
"Vitiligo Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, White Spots on Skin, & More." WebMD. Ed. Debra Jaliman. WebMD, 11 June 2015. Web. 08 Oct. 2015.