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« on: June 16, 2014, 12:58:27 PM »
My uncle has vitiligo on his hands, maybe all over his body since he wears long sleeves. I havent seen him in over 10 years, he's 50. He says it was most likely from the chemicals he worked with. I played it off like it wasnt a big deal, then went him and did research and found it, it's genetic and is associated with automimmune diseases that have to do with thyroid and pernicious anemia aka deadly anemia.

My mother and aunt both have anemia, not sure what type. However my uncle, mother and aunt are from one side of the family. Sometimes I noticed small white areas on arm but they fade away or too small to notice.

So scared even though recently i had complete normal CBC and thyroid, kidney and liver panel. Still scared. From what I read vitilgo from industrial chemicals is not really a cause.
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Re: vitiligo
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:45:37 PM »
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Re: vitiligo
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 06:22:35 PM »
Both pernicious and anemia and thyroid dysfunction are very treatable.

Worrying about this is a waste of your time and you do not have an autoimmune disorder as far as you're aware.
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Re: vitiligo
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 08:45:23 PM »
I've had vitiligo on my hands since I was 12 and nobody in my family has it. My thyroid has been checked and all of my blood test were normal.

Vitiligo doesn't come and go, you'll know if you have it.
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