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Albinism

Albinism: Introduction

Albinism: A rare inherited condition characterized by a lack of pigmentation in the hair, skin and/or eyes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Albinism is available below.

Symptoms of Albinism

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Albinism?

Albinism: Related Patient Stories

Albinism: Deaths

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Albinism: Complications

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Causes of Albinism

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Disease Topics Related To Albinism

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Albinism: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

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 seen by...read more »

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. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of alopecia...read more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair...read more »

Albinism: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Albinism: Animations

Research about Albinism

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Clinical Trials for Albinism

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Albinism

Albinism: Broader Related Topics

Albinism Message Boards

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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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