British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo

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Postby Lindentree on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:12 pm

Is there any connection with Vitiligo starting from a fungal infection ?
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Re: Vitiligo

Postby Dr Nisith Sheth on Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:47 pm

thanks for your post.

There isn't any evidence that vitiligo starts from a fungal infection. Some fungal infections such as pitaryasis versicolor can lead to lightening of the skin (post inflammatory hypopigmentation) but this is often temporary and can be mistaken for vitiligo.

Hope that helps!
Dr Nisith Sheth
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