Vitiligo History FAQ
- Where the word "Vitiligo" does come from?
- How do you pronounce the word "Vitiligo"?
- How many people have Vitiligo?
- How long has Vitiligo existed?
Where the word "Vitiligo" does come from?Vitiligo disease has prevailed in human history, even before it was recorded. It is believed that the word "Vitiligo" comes from Latin. The first part of the word, "viti" is from the Latin word "vitium" meaning a mark or blemish. The suffix, "ligo" is a common Latin ending meaning to bind or cause.
How do you pronounce the word "Vitiligo"?As the disease the name of the disease is also mispronounced by many people. To utter the word correctly say the words "Little I Go." Then replace the first "L" with a "V" - giving you "Vittle I Go." Run the words together and you have the correct pronunciation.
How many people have Vitiligo?The number of affected people by Vitiligo is increasing, it is recorded that Vitiligo affects approximately 1 to 2 percent of the population which means roughly 1 out of every 200 people anywhere are affected by Vitiligo. Some countries are suspected to have higher incidents of Vitiligo due to various reasons such as genetic and societal. Most cases of Vitiligo has been observed in United States (US).100 million people is roughly the population of California (US), New York (US), Arizona (US), Illinois (US), Florida (US) and Texas (US) combined who are affected by Vitiligo disease.
How long has Vitiligo existed?Vitiligo disease is pre-historic; it is believed that the disease has existed at least as long as the recorded history of man, or probably before that as it is mentioned in the bible, and in ancient Chinese and Greek writings. Also since the similar conditions are seen in many other animals.
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