VitiligoVitiligo Skin Disorder: VitiligoVitiligo is a skin condition whose exact cause is unknown. In vitiligo, patches of skin lose their pigmentation when the pigment producing cells, the 'melanocytes' are attacked and destroyed. It may affect the skin, mucous membranes, eyes, inner ear or hairs leaving white patches. The usual type of vitiligo is called 'Vitiligo Vulgaris' (means: common vitiligo). Variant types include linear, segmental, trichrome and inflammatory vitiligo. This disease affects an
Vitiligo research paper Anatomy Ms. Stephens Nov. 17, 2015 VitiligoVitiligo is a skin disorder that appears as white patches on skin. This is due to melanocytes (pigment producing cells) being attacked and destroyed. It can affect any part of skin on your body and also your hair and eyes. The term “vitiligo” comes from the Latin word “vitelius” meaning “calf.” It was first used by a roman physician named Celsus in the second century AD.