• Vitiligo Causes

Causes of Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disorder where the skin cells which impart color to skin die. The exact causes of Vitiligo are not known though few factors have been seen to be associated, like:

  • Autoimmune disease: It is believed that Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks its own melanocytes and destroys them.
  • Genetics: Vitiligo has been seen to run in families.
  • Stress: Stress can cause Vitiligo although no particular link has yet been established.
  • Viral infections: Certain viral infections also precede Vitiligo.
  • Triggers- Sunburn, stress, chemicals or cosmetics may also cause Vitiligo.