Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pigment Loss in the Skin Underlying Cause

The underlying cause for vitiligo is unknown. Skin cells fail to produce the pigment that colors the skin, called melanin.

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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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