It is a condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on skin (de pigmentation of the skin). Vitiligo can affect any area of the skin, but most commonly occurs on skin exposed to the sun, such as face, neck and hands. The condition varies from person to person.

It Occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes.