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

Does vitiligo spread?

“The severity of vitiligo can vary,” says Almaani.

“In some instances, it can be found in localised areas such as around the eyes, nose and mouth, whereas in others it can be very extensive and cover large areas of the body.”

There are different types of vitiligo too. The two most common are non-segmental vitiligo, which usually means symmetrical patches affecting areas like the hands, knees and elbows, and segmental vitiligo which tends to affect one area of the body.

It’s also thought that things like sun exposure and stress could, in some cases, make vitiligo worse.
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