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can newborns have vitiligo??????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 6, 2007
  • 03:14 AM

is it possible for a 7 week old baby to have vitiligo? my son is mixed and neither my partners or my family have this skin disorder in our familys. my sons skin has gone white on both cheeks in small patches up to his eyes, and on his chin. he is not yet 2 months old! is it possible or could it be something else??

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  • Why not? Most people develop vitiligo before they hit 20, so I don't see why a newborn couldn't have it. I would have him checked for autoimmune disorders, which can sometimes accompany or cause the depigmentation.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • My heart goes out to him if he does.. I have had this horrible disease for over 35 years.. and it has made my life a living ***l.. people are so cruel. I started to get it when I was 5 yrs old. There is not a thing they can do for me. Unless anyone had heard of a cure.. God bless your new baby.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • can any one give me any advice please . My 3 yaer old daughter has this condition, and I really need to speak to some one with it too. I have heard that homeapathic remadies can help,, some one please advise me.. thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 00:40 PM
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  • I it is possible that newborns baby have vitiligo. It is right most of the people get if before the age of 20. And as mentioned by Anti-vitligo about 95% of the patients get this disease before the age of 40.However it is difficult to diagnose vitiligo in small babies. So here is a easy tip for you to test vitiligo in babies. Try Wood's Lamp experiment. It is a specail device used to diagnose different skin conditions. For furhter info about woods lamp you may visit any site regarding symptoms of skin conditions or you may visit the link I submit in this post.
    ahmed2 2 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 08:11 AM
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  • My husband has vitiligo and it was actually what attracted me to him.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2010
    • 09:47 PM
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