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A skin disorder that creates smooth, depigmented white spots on the skin.

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Q. Can anyone tell me what is the cause for Vitilgo?

A. I'm sorry; I thought you were talking about vertigo.
Vetiligo, is a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin. Its cause is complex and not fully understood. Vitiligo is a disease where the immune system turns against itself (autoimmune disease) where immune cells of the body attack the color-producing (pigment-producing) cells to cause white patches on the skin, which may contain hairs that are white in color.

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