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DIAG 2725 Vitiligo and Lupus Erythematosus

DIAG 2725 Vitiligo and Lupus Erythematosus - as many as 65...

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Vitiligo  and  Lupus Erythematosus
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Lupus Erythematosus Autoimmune – body “attacks  “ itself. Connective tissue disease. Chronic inflammation affects  joints, kidney skin, blood  cells, heart and lungs. Lupus occurs more frequently  in women than men.
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Vitiligo A Complex, chronic disorder  causing depigmentation in patches  of skin. Melanocytes die, or are lose  function. Caused by a combination of  autoimmune, genetic and  environmental factors.
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Patients with vitiligo have an  increased risk for developing  such other autoimmune and  autoinflammatory diseases Genetic factor – Northern  Romanian Village 
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About 0.5 to 1 percent of the world's population, or  as many as 65 million people, have vitiligo. In the 
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Unformatted text preview: as many as 65 million people, have vitiligo. In the United States, 1 to 2 million people have the disorder. Half the people who have vitiligo develop it before age 20; most develop it before their 40th birthday. The disorder affects both sexes and all races equally; however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin. Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. In fact, 30 percent of people with vitiligo have a family member with the disease. However, only 5 to 7 percent of children will get vitiligo even if a parent has it, and most...
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