Is Vitiligo an Infectious Skin Condition?

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Is Vitiligo an Infectious Skin Condition?

  2. fucsia profile image61
    fucsiaposted 7 years ago

    Is not an infection. The origin of vitiligo is unknown but appears to be caused by autoimmune and / or genetic factors

  3. minnow profile image70
    minnowposted 7 years ago

    Vitiligo occurs when melanocytes are destroyed in the skin.  Michael Jackson was thought by many to have this condition.  It can affect people of any ancestry.

    No, it is not infectious.  Relatives may be affected, but this has to do more with sharing the same environmental/genetic background, than being something that could be transmitted.