Vitiligo Signs & Symptoms

The main sign of Vitiligo is pigment loss that produces milky-white patches i.e. depigmentation on the skin.


Other Vitiligo signs may include:

  • Premature whitening or graying of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard.
  • Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth i.e. mucous membranes.
  • Loss or change in color of the inner layer of your eye i.e. retina.

Any part of body may be affected by vitiligodepigmentation usually first develops on sun-exposed areas of skin, such as hands, feet, arms, face and lips.

Vitiligo generally appears in one of three patterns:

  • Focal Pattern - Depigmentation limited to one or only a few areas.
  • Segmental Pattern - Depigmented patches that develop on one side of the body.
  • Generalized Pattern - The most common pattern. Depigmentation occurs symmetrically on both sides of the body.

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