Disease Information for Vitiligo

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Baldness/Alopecia
Beau's lines/Mees lines fingernails
Depigmented patches, skin
Facial patchy depigmentations
Gray Hair
Gray hair Childhood
Gray hair, premature
Hair loss
Hypopigmentation
Hypopigmented macules/skin
Isomorphic Skin Trauma Response
Koebner phenomenon/post-mechanical stimulation/rash lesion
Longitudinal grooved nails
Nail Striations
Non-scarring Alopecia/balding
Piebald skin
Sunburns too easily
White Hair
White skin discoloration
Vulva White Lesion
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Armenian/population
Established Disease Population
Patient/Vitiligo
Patient/Pernicious anemia
Family History
Family history/Vitiligo
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Tinea versicolor
Associated Disease & Complications
Alopecia areata
Vitiligo
Vulva vitiligo
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Autoimmune disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Hereditary/Genetic predisposition (ex)
Definition

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;---------------------------------------

Vitiligo; Leukoderma; Vitiligo is a dermatological condition characterized by the appearance of white patches of skin on different parts of the body as a result of the destruction of the cells that make pigment (melanocytes); This may vary from one or two white spots on the skin to large areas of depigmentation; Vitiligo is not contagious; It seems to occur more often among people who have certain autoimmune diseases; For some people, although not for everyone, the depigmentation is progressive--------------[NORD 2005]----------------

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