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Loss of Pigmentation from the Skin Evaluation
- Patches of light-colored skin
- Most common on the hands, forearms, feet and face
- May be large or small
- May be in multiple locations
- Hair growing in a patch may be white
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of vitiligo.
Tests that may be used to evaluate vitiligo include:
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PubMed Loss of Pigmentation from the Skin References
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- Kostovic K, Pasic A. New treatment modalities for vitiligo: focus on topical immunomodulators. Drugs. 2005;65(4):447-59. 
- Mason CP, Gawkrodger DJ. Vitiligo presentation in adults. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2005 Jul;30(4):344-5.