What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a disease that causes the skin to lose pigment in blotches. This disease occurs when melanocytes (or the pigment skin cells) die or cease to function. Vitiligo can be present in various areas of the body, including:
- Mucous membranes
Most people first notice signs of vitiligo in their 20s and early 30s. The loss of pigment is often symmetrical and can begin on your face, armpits, hands, genitalia, or knees.