Question: What country has the most people with vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a hypopigmentary skin autoimmune pathology characterized by the development of lesions lacking melanin, which is the natural pigment of the skin produced by melanocytes. Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the global population, with the highest incidence rates occurring in India, Japan, and Mexico [1] [2] [3].

What race gets more vitiligo?

Vitiligo affects all races and genders equally; however, it is more visible in people with darker skin. Although vitiligo can develop in anyone at any age, it most commonly appears in people ages 10 to 30 years.

What percent of the world has vitiligo?

Vitiligo (pronounced: vittle-EYE-go) is a skin disorder that causes depigmentation (loss of skin color) in irregular patchy patterns. The disorder itself is rare, affecting only about 0.5% to 1% of the worlds population.

Is vitiligo more common in India?

The prevalence of vitiligo in India has been invariably reported between 0.25% and 4% of dermatology outpatients across studies from India and up to 8.8% in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Should I marry a girl with vitiligo?

A person with vitiligo marrying another person with vitiligo is medically not recommended as there is a slightly higher chance of it passing on to the next generation, Tawade said. But matches with people not having vitiligo are rare, he added.

Can I marry a woman with vitiligo?

This is seriously felt among young unmarried women. This is so because of arranged marriages. Thus an young woman with vitiligo has little chance of getting married. A married women developing vitiligo after marriage shall have marital problems perhaps ending in divorce.

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