Vitiligo - GOR-27285-07
African American male, who has Vitiligo a skin condition.
Vitiligo is a skin condition whose exact cause is unknown. Skin lose their pigmentation when the pigment producing cells are attacked and destroyed. It may affect the skin, mucous membranes, eyes, inner ear or hairs leaving area white.
It affects individuals of all ethnic origins and both sexes, but is much more easily noticed on darker skin as areas that fail to tan. It is hereditary in one third of those affected.
Vitiligo often starts on the hands, feet or face, and frequently pigment loss is progressive.
Half the patients first notice Vitiligo before 20 years of age. It often appears in an area of minor injury or sunburn.