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an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)

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Since the opening of its first clinic in Brisbane in July 2005, Microskin has assisted people from all over the world with skin related conditions such as, vitiligo, birthmarks, burns, eczema, lupus, keloid scarring.
Previous studies have found that a protein called HSP70i plays a vital role in the autoimmune response that causes vitiligo.
Although vitiligo is not considered life-threatening, the psychological impact can be tremendous.
Dr Bina adds "It is important to differentiate vitiligo from other skin diseases with hypo-pigmented patches, as treatment differs for each.
Similarly, a strong family history of hypertension was present in 4% of vitiligo patients, 8% of those with both vitiligo and a family history of vitiligo, 13% with vitiligo and a family history of both psoriasis and vitiligo, 25% of vitiligo patients with a family history of psoriasis, and 26% of patients carrying diagnoses of both vitiligo and psoriasis but no family history of either derma-tologic disease.
Therapeutic interventions for vitiligo including oral or topical medications (alone or in combination), camouflage, cognitive behavioural therapy and skin grafting were considered.
Both sexes are equally likely to suffer with vitiligo and it can actually develop at any age, but in a lot of cases people will have started to be affected before they reach their twenties.
People who have thyroid disorders are more likely to get vitiligo, he
Vitiligo is an pigmentary disorder characterized by loss of functional melanocytes.
As a dermatologist I used to see people with vitiligo who, in the main, were distressed by their condition.
Here, she explains how she refused to let her health problems, including the skin condition vitiligo, stand in the way of a successful TV career.
She has white patches on the body and was diagnosed as a vitiligo patient.
Riyadh, Jumada II 16, 1435, Apr 16, 2014, SPA -- Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, received here today Chairman of Board of Directors of Vitiligo Charitable Society "Fal" Dr.
Vitiligo affects 1 - 2% of people worldwide, occurring with similar frequencies in all ethnic groups.