• Vitiligo Complications


Though Vitiligo is not life threatening, it may cause some complications in rare cases:

  • Risk of Sunburn is more in Vitiligo patients.
  • Because Vitiligo is known to have an autoimmune basis, it can be associated with other immune based disorders like Hypothyroidism and Alopecia Areata.
  • Vitiligo causes severe social or psychological distress.
  • It might lead to Skin Cancer in rare cases.
  • Iritis (inflammation of iris) can be seen in patients having Vitiligo of eyes.
  • Conventional treatment of Vitiligo can lead to dryness of skin and itching.