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    Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a loss of skin melanocytes that causes focal, segmental, or, rarely, whole-body depigmentation. Cause is unknown, but etiology may be autoimmune; cosmetic disfigurement may be especially severe and emotionally devastating in dark-skinned people.

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