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Are certain races more prone to vitiligo than others?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
All skin types and races are affected equally by the skin pigment disorder vitiligo. But if you have darker skin, the white patches may appear more prominent. Skin with pigment may darken even more when exposed to the sun, making the contrast between light and dark skin more pronounced.

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