Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches develop on the skin. Any location on the body can be affected, and most people with vitiligo have white patches on many areas.
Many people will have the resistance to this disease, they think once contact with the vitiligo patient, they will get this disease. In fact its not true.
This disease definitely not a contagious disease, contagious disease is An infectious disease
Vitiligo is not a infectious disease that is spread through contact with infected individuals;also called a communicable disease. Contact with the bodily secretions of such individuals, or with objects that they have contaminated, can also spread this kind of disease.
The infection disease can be transmitted by air, water, food, contact, soil, vertical transmission (mother to child transmission).
The primary criteria for infection is the pathogen. Vitiligo is due to partial skin melanin metabolism disorders caused by decolorization changes. There is no source of infection, and therefore vitiligo is not a contagious disease.
If this disease is a infectious disease, their family members and the the doctor all will have the possibility to get this disease. Thus vitiligo is not a contagious disease.
The skin doesn't have its characteristic color because it has lost its melanin. For some reason, the pigment-forming cells known as melanocytes have been destroyed.
We don't know exactly why this happens. It might be an autoimmune condition, where your body's defenses turn on your own cells instead of attacking invading germs.
Although vitiligo affects all races equally, it's more noticeable in dark-skinned people.
ou'll often lose pigment quickly on several areas of your skin. After the white patches appear, they may stay the same for a while, but later on, they might get bigger. You may have cycles of pigment loss and stability.
Vitiligo commonly affects body folds (such as armpits), places that have been injured in the past, and areas exposed to sun, around moles, or around body openings. It can also affect eyelids and hair.
It's rare for pigment to return once the white patches have developed.