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People who have vitiligo may have white patches on certain areas of their skin and may be prematurely gray. The condition is a type of pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose, as well as genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed. There are several ways to treat vitiligo, including certain medications, steroid creams, and UVA light.
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