Vitiligo

Diseases/conditions featuring hair pigment reduction/loss include:

Loss of pigment at small or large areas of skin/hairs.

This is due to melanin failure caused by damaged melanocytes.

 

This damage or destruction is thought to be associated with an immune system reaction, or genetic defect.

 

The progress of the disease is unpredictable.

 

Approx. 2% of the population is affected.

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