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Tinea versicolor
...If tinea versicolor causes light spots on the skin, it can be mistaken for vitiligo...

Vitiligo
Vitiligo: Overview Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both sides of the body as shown here on the knees...

Alopecia areata
... People with alopecia areata may have a higher risk for: Another autoimmune disease such as thyroid disease or vitiligo (patches of lighter skin appear) Asthma and allergies, mainly atopic dermatitis (more commonly called eczema) and hay fever (nasal allergies) Having relatives who have asthma, allergies, or an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes   Alopecia areata: Diagnosis and treatment How do dermatologists diagnose alopecia areata...