Vitiligo is a skin disease in which white patches appear on the upper surface of skin usually occurring on both sides of the body the same area. Vitiligo is fairly common affecting 1 out of every 100 people. Vitiligo is found in almost every part of the world. It affects the people of the all race but is far more disabling in those who have dark skin.
It is a fact no person of any status or any level of society is secured with the common people vitiligo to the prominent people all are the victims of vitiligo. Common people having vitiligo often don’t treat their disease in right circumstances because of some social stigma
This disease affects males and females equally. The usual age of onset is between 10 and 30 years old, but the condition can start at any age. The disease has been around for thousands of years. Vitiligo occurs in 1 and 2 percent of the population. It affects both sexes and all ages.
Generally the white patches are globular and occur in the same areas on both sides of the body, thus producing a mirror-image effect. The patches are more common over bony areas.
Most people experience a slow development of the disease with more and larger white patches, while in others, the patches disappear by themselves.
As it is recount Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease. The tiny building blocks are units of the human body is called cells. One group of cells is called immune cells and these are the cells that normally fight off infection and germs. Another type of cell is the Melanocyte these are the cells that produce pigment molecules which give the skin its color.