Vitiligo

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What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo or leukoderma is a chronic skin disorder that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin.

Common symptoms reported by people with vitiligo

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with vitiligo

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deplin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with vitiligo, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with vitiligo

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination nervousness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive sweating
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxiety attacks decreased respiration
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deplin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with vitiligo, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has vitiligo on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 40
30s 75
40s 79
50s 75
60s 35
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 42
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 25
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 128
Female 194

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 132
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from vitiligo patients who have completed their condition history
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