Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or no longer form melanin, causing slowly enlarging white patches of irregular shapes to appear on your skin.
The initial stages of the disease are characterized by minor local clinical symptoms, and the appearance of small spots, devoid of pigment, from 0.1 to 0.5 cm. The color may vary, being either white, milky, or a pale pink shade. The areas with the first spots are usually the face and hands.
The surface of the spots is smooth and do not contain other elements of rashes (scales, papules, vesicles, etc.). The boundaries are clear, since the pigment has moved to the edge of the foci.
Keywords: early signs vitiligo