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What is Oculocutaneous albinism?

What is Oculocutaneous albinism?

  • Oculocutaneous albinism: A group of inherited disorders characterized by varying degrees of lack of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Oculocutaneous albinism as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Oculocutaneous albinism: Introduction

Types of Oculocutaneous albinism:

Broader types of Oculocutaneous albinism:

How many people get Oculocutaneous albinism?

Prevalance of Oculocutaneous albinism: estimated 1 per 20,000 people suffer from oculocutaneous albinism, Genetic Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Oculocutaneous albinism: approx 1 in 20,000 or 0.00% or 13,600 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Oculocutaneous albinism?

Complications of Oculocutaneous albinism: see complications of Oculocutaneous albinism

What causes Oculocutaneous albinism?

Causes of Oculocutaneous albinism: see causes of Oculocutaneous albinism

What are the symptoms of Oculocutaneous albinism?

Symptoms of Oculocutaneous albinism: see symptoms of Oculocutaneous albinism

Complications of Oculocutaneous albinism: see complications of Oculocutaneous albinism

Can anyone else get Oculocutaneous albinism?

More information: see contagiousness of Oculocutaneous albinism
Inheritance: see inheritance of Oculocutaneous albinism

Oculocutaneous albinism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Oculocutaneous albinism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Oculocutaneous albinism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Oculocutaneous albinism: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Oculocutaneous albinism.
Treatments for Oculocutaneous albinism: see treatments for Oculocutaneous albinism
Research for Oculocutaneous albinism: see research for Oculocutaneous albinism

Name and Aliases of Oculocutaneous albinism

Main name of condition: Oculocutaneous albinism

Other names or spellings for Oculocutaneous albinism:

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Oculocutaneous albinism: Related Conditions

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

 

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