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Vitiligo (cont.)

Patient Follow-up

Patients ought to carefully consider how much time and money they are willing to devote to medical or surgical treatment. The answer to this question is dependent on the patient's psychological reaction to the disease as well as their financial situation.

What is Vitiligo Prevention?

There is no way to prevent vitiligo.

What is Vitiligo Prognosis (Outlook)?

Generally limited vitiligo involving the face and trunk in children of recent onset is most responsive. Extensive disease in adults and disease affecting the hands and feet is resistant to therapy.

Vitiligo Support Groups

Vitiligo Support International Inc.

Vitiligo Association of Australia

For More Information on Vitiligo


Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology


Alikhan, Ali, Lesley Felsten, Meaghan Daly, and Vesna Petronic-Rosic. "Vitiligo: A Comprehensive Overview." J Am Acad Dermatol 65 (2011): 473-491.

Felsten, Lesley M., Ali Alikhan, and Vesna Petronic-Rosic. "Vitiligo: A Comprehensive Overview." J Am Acad Dermatol (2011): 493-514.

Gawkrodger, David J., et al. "Vitiligo: Concise Evidence Based Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management." Postgrad Med J 86 (2010): 466-471.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2015

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