Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Vitiligo can be Inherited

It has been observed that one generation can inherit skin disease Vitiligo from other generation.  However, it is also established that the disease itself in not hereditary in nature.
During a research it has been experienced that two identical twins can develop Vitiligo more conveniently than two twins that are non-identical. According to statistics, every one person out of 200 people develops Vitiligo in North America. The ratio increase up to 5% for inheritance of Vitiligo from parents to children and for grandparents this ratio increase from 2 to 3%. Therefore, it is deduced that genes can play an important role in transferring Vitiligo from one generation to another generation.