Question: What is segmental vitiligo?
Answer: Segmental vitiligo is color loss (depigmentation) of patches of skin, hair, or mucous (inside the mouth or nose) or eyes on just one side of patients’ bodies. Segmental vitiligo is less common than generalized vitiligo. It typically is found in young children and, while white patches initially spread quickly, they stop spreading after 1-2 years. Segmental vitiligo tends to respond well to treatment.