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What is Albinism?

What is Albinism?

  • Albinism: A rare inherited condition characterized by a lack of pigmentation in the hair, skin and/or eyes.
  • Albinism: General term for a number of inherited defects of amino acid metabolism in which there is a deficiency or absence of pigment in the eyes, skin, or hair.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Albinism: the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Albinism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Albinism, or a subtype of Albinism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Albinism: Introduction

Types of Albinism:

Broader types of Albinism:

How serious is Albinism?

Complications of Albinism: see complications of Albinism

What causes Albinism?

Causes of Albinism: see causes of Albinism

What are the symptoms of Albinism?

Symptoms of Albinism: see symptoms of Albinism

Complications of Albinism: see complications of Albinism

Can anyone else get Albinism?

Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
More information: see contagiousness of Albinism
Inheritance: see inheritance of Albinism

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Albinism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Albinism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Albinism.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Albinism: see treatments for Albinism
Research for Albinism: see research for Albinism

Organs Affected by Albinism:

Organs and body systems related to Albinism include:

Name and Aliases of Albinism

Main name of condition: Albinism

Class of Condition for Albinism: genetic

Albinism: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Albinism:


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