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Vitiligo is a condition that causes loss of skin color in patches. The discolored areas usually get bigger with time. The condition can affect the skin on any part of the body. It can also affect hair and the inside of the mouth.

Normally, the color of hair and skin is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin.

The condition is not life-threatening or contagious. It can be stressful.

Treatment for vitiligo may restore color to the affected skin. The choice of treatment depends on your age, how much skin is involved and where, how quickly the disease is progressing.

The available treatment options are creams, oral medications, pulse therapy, phototherapy, vitiligo surgeries like skin grafting, blister grafting and Cellular suspension transplant.

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