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partial albinism in children

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not reversible: For this inherited condition you can only protect the skin and eyes. Use sunglasses, stay out of direct sunlight, use sunblock skin cream which you h ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
53 years experience Pediatrics
Lack of pigment: Partial albinism is either spotty depigmented or intermittent larger ares with other skin ok
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Don't be: I have had one in my practice for 17 yrs who is doing well and planning to go to medical school. You cannot predict the outcome of any infant in gener ... Read More
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
What is your......: Question? Regular eye exams are important to verify vision.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
X-linked or recesiv: The transmission of albinism will depend on the form involved. A male may have an x-linked or autosomal recessive(ar) form. A female is most likely ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Albinism is a genetic disease of the enzyme that produces melanin. There are not treatments or cures for this condition to date, .
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Pedigree analysis: Albinism is a recessive trait, meaning that it entails the loss of a function and you must have two copies of the gene to see it. The way to know if y ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Oculocutaneous albinism is a genetic defect of the enzyme in our body that produces melanin-this determines skin color. There are different types of ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
White skin: People with albinism have very white skin. Often the hair is also white, and the eyes may appear pink.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Nystagmus: Nystagmus results when blindness occurs before four years of age. Many people with oculocutaneous albinism fall into this category.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Testing depends on the type of albinism. Please check this website out - http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/sites/genetests/lab/disease/albinism?Db=genetests ... Read More

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