World Vitiligo Day is observed every year on June 25.

Vitiligo: Looking into the Future

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Vitiligo is a skin disorder in which the skin cell melanocytes that produce melanin are destroyed by the immune system of the body.

History

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It was first held in 2011 and since then observed annually.

Main role of played by VR Foundation (USA) and VITSAF (Nigeria)

Significance

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It's primary focus is to create awareness of the disease and medical research.

It raises the awareness about the challenges faced by people affected by Vitiligo

Must Know

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Vitiligo is a rare disease, only occur in 1 % to 1.5 % of world's population.

It is a non-contagious disease in which skin losses its colour.

Risk Factors

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Autoimmune Disorder

Genetic Factors

Self-Destruction

Neurogenic Factors

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