Albinism: A rare inherited condition characterized by a lack of pigmentation in the hair, skin and/or eyes.
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Symptoms of Albinism
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Misdiagnosis and Albinism
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often
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Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of
extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed
as alopecia totalis.
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Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average
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Definitions of 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)
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)
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