vitiligo is a general skin disorder from which 0.5 to 1 % million peoples suffer . It is a skin abnormality which result in white patches at any part of body.The patches can appear due to dysfunctional melanin cells. These patches may vary in size from a minor spot to large skin area.
This skin disorder disease equally affects both sexes and peoples of all races without any discrimination.But it is more noticeable in the people having dark skin.it usually start with a spot appearing on any part of body with the pigment loss and then with time it spread on the other parts like face , lips , hands , arms, legs, genital areas are the common areas of skin which lose pigment.
There are many factors that can result this skin discoloration disease.Vitiligo can may be hereditary in some cases.vitiligo may be caused by stress that affects the immune system.Which leads the body to react and hence its loses skin pigment