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Who gets vitiligo?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Anyone can get the skin disorder vitiligo. It is a very common disorder affecting up to 2 million men, women, and children in the United States. It usually appears before age 40 and rarely happens in infancy and old age. People with autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, or systemic lupus erythematosus are at higher risk for vitiligo.

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