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358699 tn?1297650042
Vitiligo and Vitamin Deficiency?
Is there any truth that Vitiligo may be caused by vitamin deficiencies? I have Vitiligo for over 25 years and have never been tested for vitamin deficiencies. My primary care physician did test my thyroid when I first met him when he noticed I had Vitiligo and I found out I have hypothyroidism.  I am being treated for that but I've read that this autoimmune disorder may be caused by vitamin deficiencies and my doctor has never mentioned I should be tested.
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Hello,
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. The exact cause is not known but a genetic or hereditary predisposition has been seen. Even autoimmune cause has been hypothesized to cause vitiligo.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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358699 tn?1297650042
I appreciate your response, and I already know what Vitiligo is, but have you ever heard any theories other than genetic or autoimmune such as Vitamin Deficiencies ?
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