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  1. 1. VITILIGO.Eva Martinez yPaula Zafra 3ºA
  2. 2. What is vitiligo?Vitiligo is a skin disease that causes white stains in many parts of the body. This occurs when the melanocytes* are destroyed.
  3. 3. Causes:It isnt known what causes this disease, but some researchers think that melanocytes destroy themselves.Others think that an event such as sunburn or emotional distress.This disease affects men and women of all races.Vitiligo may also be hereditary.
  4. 4. *Examples:
  5. 5. What are the symptoms of vitiligo?The spots usually appear in:- The armpits and groin- Around the mouth- The eyes - The navel
  6. 6. Often, people with vitiligohave premature graying.
  7. 7. Treatments:Not all treatments are suitable for all people. Many of the treatments can have unwanted side effects. Treatments can take too long, and sometimes they dont
  8. 8. Some treatments can be :Medica Medications taken by mouth.tions
  9. 9. FAMOUS: Big KrizzMichael Holly Marie
  10. 10. Web Pages. http://www.niams.nih.gov Images Google.