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Vitiligo

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Introduction
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin due to the lack of a chemical called melanin.
Symptoms of vitiligo
The main symptom of vitiligo is flat, white spots or patches on your skin.
Causes of vitiligo
Vitiligo is caused by the lack of a skin pigment called melanin.
Diagnosing vitiligo
Vitiligo can usually be diagnosed after a consultation with a GP.
Treating vitiligo
There is no known cure for vitiligo, but treatment may improve your skin’s appearance by restoring its colour.
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