Could you have vitiligo? What you need to know about the skin condition

Who gets vitiligo?

Anybody can get it, and while it usually begins before the age of 20, vitiligo can develop at any age.

“Vitiligo is quite common and affects approximately 1% of the world’s population. It affects men and women of all races equally,” says Lisa Bickerstaffe, spokesperson for British Skin Foundation.

Dr Noor Almaani, a dermatologist at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, adds: “The risk is increased if a person comes from a family with a history of autoimmune diseases, such as [type 1] diabetes or a thyroid disease.”
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