... in response to Melanin and Disease
  1. Mary Lilly-Thomas Mary Lilly-Thomas United States says:

    My mother was a fair-skinned African-American who began to lose skin pigment in her early teens. By the time she was in her forties, only a small patch of pigment remained on her leg. The transformation was emotionally painful but, finally, she was not bothered by the blotches of color although she was not able to tolerate much sun exposure. It was not diagnosed as vitilago back in the early 1930s. What might it have been?

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