Depigmentation: Loss of color (pigment) from the skin, mucous membranes, hair, or retina of the eye.
The color of the skin, mucous membranes, hair, and retina is due to the deposition of melanin, which is a coloring matter. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes.
Other terms pertaining to pigment include pigmentation (the presence of pigment), hypopigmentation and underpigmentation (too little pigment), and hyperpigmentation (too much pigment).
Depigmentation Aaron B. Lerner, M.D. - Department of Dermatology Yale University School of Medicine. BACKGROUND: It is a rare event that a patient with vitiligo inquires about ...
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Vitiligo depigmentation is the most comonly observed form depigmentation. Vitiligo pigmentation loss can occur in any age, any gender and in any race.
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Depigmentation: Loss of color (pigment) from the skin, mucous membranes, hair, or retina of the eye. The color of the skin, mucous membranes, hair, and retina is due to ...