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Vitiligo is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes a loss of pigmentation in patches of skin leaving them white. Patches are most common on the face, neck, hands, and in skin creases, but any area of the body can be affected.
The sizes of the patches and the speed at which they widen and spread can vary. If vitiligo affects areas of the skin with hair, the hair may also lose pigmentation, turning white. This condition can affect all skin types but can be more noticeable in people with darker skin. Vitiligo is not life-threatening or contagious.