July 28, 2021

Michael Jackson’s disease that 2% of the population suffers

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On June 25, World Vitiligo Day is celebrated with the aim of informing about this autoimmune dermatological pathology that causes depigmentation of the skin in the form of white spots called macules. Despite not being risky, it generates a great psychological impact on those who suffer from it.

Michael Jackson is one of the figures known for suffering from vitiligo, a chronic, non-contagious skin disease that causes a skin depigmentation and it is estimated that between 1 and 2% of the world’s population suffers.

Vitiligo has a great impact on the self-esteem of patients since its main characteristic is the white spots on the skin, which are often progressive and can cover a large part of the body and face.

“Vitiligo is characterized by the presence of plaster-colored spots, which we call macules. When one looks at the skin under the microscope there is an absence of melanocytes, which are cells that are in the epidermis and are responsible for producing skin color, “explained Dr. Lourdes Bolla, a dermatologist and teacher in Asunción, Paraguay.

The specialist also referred to who is affected by vitiligo and what are its causes – among which are genetics and having suffered physical or psychological trauma – to the forms of diagnosis and the different treatments.

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