Vitiligo in Children Pictures - 6 Photos & Images

Vitiligo begins as a small spot on your child’s skin with a color much lighter than the surrounding skin. Over time these light patches may spread and grow while progressively attaining a milky-white appearance. The spread can be fast or slow and can occur symmetrically on both sides of the body or may be limited to just a few areas. Segmental vitiligo, which is more common in children affects only one side of the body and may stop after progressing for a year or two.

Vitiligo can be identified by a dermatologist after a physical examination of your child. The diagnosis is then confirmed after taking into account your child’s medical and family history and rarely, a biopsy (taking a small piece of the affected skin to observe microscopic details). An absence of pigment cells in skin will confirm the diagnosis.
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