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Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, cells that produce the pigment melanin that gives the skin color.

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      • What is sunburn?
      • Can sunburn cause permanent damage?
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      • Sunburn pictures
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      • What is the treatment for sunburn?
      • Are there any home remedies to treat sunburn?
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