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I Have Vitiligo. Here’s What It’s Like to Live With This Rare Skin Condition

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What you should know about the incurable disease you've probably never heard of.  Have you heard of vitiligo? I hadn't either, before I was diagnosed with it at age 17. I was on a beach trip when I first noticed the uneven white patches all over my body, including around my eyes; my friends joked that I looked like a raccoon. I figured it was just a weird sunburn, and for the rest of the summer, I lathered on sunscreen and tried to stay in the shade. But the white patches just spread even more, and my family took notice. Before I started college, my mom thought it would be a good idea to talk to a dermatologist.