Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pigment Loss in the Skin Symptoms

Symptoms of vitiligo include:

  • Rash:
    • Patches of light-colored, pale skin
    • Skin patches most common on the hands, forearms, feet and face
    • Skin patches may be large or small
    • Patches may be in multiple locations
    • Hair growing in a patch may be white
  • Alopecia

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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