Friday, August 14, 2015

Winnie Harlow is a gorgeous, strong woman of color. Many beautiful colors, in fact, because Winnie has a skin condition called vitiligo. Data from the American Vitiligo Association suggests that the condition affects 1 – 2% of the world population. While it’s no more common among people of African descent, the pale patches of skin are more visible against darker skin tones.There are three types of vitiligo. These include:

1: Generalized vitiligo: This type of vitiligo causes the pale patches to progress similarly or symmetrically on the body.

2: Segmental vitiligo: This type of vitiligo appears only on one side of the body. This type tends to impact younger children. The pale patches progresss for a short time, then stop.

3: Focal vitiligo: This type of vitiligo affects only a few areas of the body, but doesn’t progress symmetrically.

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