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What is vitiligo and how is it treated ?

i am 25 having little white spot in my legs what to do
Sat, 28 Jan 2012
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hi
every white spot is not vitiligo.
so dont worry.
is there any trauma over there?
perfect diagnosis to be done only after examine
better to consult dermatologist
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