World Vitiligo Day : Meet Tiffany Wiley

Today the world celebrates world Vitiligo Day but for a lot of people Vitiligo is celebrated every single day!

Meet my friend! Tiffany Wiley

Below are some facts on Vitiligo :

  • Vitiligo is a disease in which the pigment cells of the skin, melanocytes, are destroyed in certain areas.

  • Symptoms and signs of vitiligo include loss of skin color in the form of depigmented, or white, patches of skin in any location on the body.

  • Vitiligo can be focal and localized to one area, or it may affect several different areas on the body.

  • The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, although most experts believe that it is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys certain cells within the body.

  • Most people who have vitiligo will develop the condition prior to age 40; about half develop it before age 20.

  • Vitiligo may have a genetic component, as the condition tends to run in families.



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