Vitiligo patients have lower skin cancer risk, study finds

12/26/2012 | Modern Medicine

People with vitiligo were three times less likely than people who do not have the disease to develop skin cancer, a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found. The autoimmune response triggered by vitiligo might have a protective effect against skin cancers, a researcher said. The study was based on a survey of patients with vitiligo and their partners without the disease.

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