Is vitiligo hereditary?
Yes, Vitiligo is Hereditary disease. It can pass from generation to generation. 60% of the patients have family history of vitiligo and remaining are dont sure that anyone in their family have vitiligo or not. It may be possible that vitiligo marks in the family history are not visible to them. But it is sure that vitiligo is a hereditary disease.
Inheritance is one of the several causes of vitiligo, the transmission to each generation may be also be influenced by other pre-existing factors. Vitiligo is certainly more common in the blood relations of an affected individual.