Does vitiligo lead to any further complications?
While vitiligo doesn't develop into other conditions, the associated lack of color makes affected skin more prone to sunburn. Also, as vitiligo often affects exposed skin on a long-term basis, the condition may lead to psychological issues, such as embarrassment, low self-esteem or depression. When vitiligo affects the eyes, it can result in inflammation (uveitis), or a loss of color from the retina.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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