British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo

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Postby ERCOT on Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:24 pm

Can you catch this or is it hereditary ?
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Re: Vitiligo

Postby Dr Nisith Sheth on Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:57 pm

Vitiligo is not contagious in any way.
Having vitiligo does not necessarily mean your children will get it.
The relative risk that a first-degree family member getting vitiligo is 5 times higher than the general population but the overall risk is still low.
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Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson
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