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How does vitiligo affect dark and light-skinned people?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The pigment disorder vitiligo affects people with any shade of skin, light or dark. It may be more noticeable, however, in people with darker skin because there will be more contrast between skin without pigment-producing cells and skin with pigment.

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