Types of VitiligoVitiligo is a common terminology which indicates towards the skin discoloration or appearance of white patches. The causes of vitiligo are still a mystery due to the strange behavior of disease as the characteristics and causes differ from person to person. The course and severity of loss of skin pigmentation also differs with each person. In most cases, vitiligo begins in a small area. Over time, new spots may appear, while existing spots may transform into patches. Some people notice that their vitiligo may stay the same for years or even decades, and then suddenly new areas of loss of skin pigmentation may occur.
Vitiligo also differs in appearance with each sufferer. For instance some people develop Vitiligo only in one or a few limited areas of their body. Others find that their Vitiligo develops with bilateral characteristics. According to such patterns of occurrence of white patches, vitiligo is categorized, commonly known as vitiligo types.