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Vitiligo is a fairly common Skin disorder manifested by smooth white spots on various parts of the body. Patches of Skin lose their pigmentation due to an absence of melanocytes. Patches are irregular and may have hyper-pigmented borders.
Exposed areas of the Skin are usually involved, which can intensify the psychological sensitivities associated with this condition. The condition is regarded as benign and acquired, although no known cause currently exists.
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