Is vitiligo contagious?

Expert answer:

Do not. Vitiligo is not contagious and not transmitted from person to person.

Vitiligo is a reaction-activated disorder in the immune system of the affected person and is not transmitted from person to person.

The person who has vitiligo can and should socialize with other people in the neighborhood and share the common utensils.

Vitiligo is a manifestation on the skin with depigmentation. With this, in some localities of the body, the person presents regions lighter than others. In this affected region, the skin remains intact, but without the usual pigmentation of the other regions.

There is no impairment in the contact of the affected region with other parts of the body and with the body of other people.

Because of lack of knowledge of the population, people with vitiligo suffer prejudice and discrimination. Adequate and scientific information should be widely disseminated so that these people have a social life guaranteed and devoid of judgment.