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What is Piebaldism?

What is Piebaldism?

  • Piebaldism: A rare genetic condition characterized by patches of lack of pigmentation that involves the skin and the hair.
  • Piebaldism: Autosomal dominant, congenital disorder characterized by localized hypomelanosis of the skin and hair. The most familiar feature is a white forelock presenting in 80 to 90 percent of the patients. The underlying defect is possibly related to the differentiation and migration of melanoblasts, as well as to defective development of the neural crest (neurocristopathy). Piebaldism may be closely related to Waardenburg's syndrome.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

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

Piebaldism: Introduction

Types of Piebaldism:

Broader types of Piebaldism:

How serious is Piebaldism?

Complications of Piebaldism: see complications of Piebaldism

What causes Piebaldism?

Causes of Piebaldism: see causes of Piebaldism

What are the symptoms of Piebaldism?

Symptoms of Piebaldism: see symptoms of Piebaldism

Complications of Piebaldism: see complications of Piebaldism

Piebaldism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Piebaldism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Piebaldism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Piebaldism: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Piebaldism.
Treatments for Piebaldism: see treatments for Piebaldism

Name and Aliases of Piebaldism

Main name of condition: Piebaldism

Other names or spellings for Piebaldism:


Piebald trait Source - Diseases Database

Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Piebaldism: Related Conditions

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


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