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What are some serious health consequences with vitiligo?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vitiligo does not appear to be medically dangerous. While much is still unknown about vitiligo, the triggers, and the treatment, doctors do know that vitiligo is not a type of skin cancer or chronic infection. The main problem with vitiligo appears to be the cosmetic issues people experience when they lose pigment in their skin.

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