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What are the chances of a person with albinism passing his problem to their children?

What are the chances of a person with albinism passing his problem to their children?

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 to have the recessive form. A male would not pass it to his sons but could pass the carrier state to his unaffected daughters who might pass it to her sons. The ar albino only passes a carrier state unless the spouse carries the ar gene. ...Read more

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Albinism (Definition)

A group of inherited disorders characterized by little ...Read more


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What causes people to be albino?

What causes people to be albino?

Genetic: It is a genetic problem that cause an individual not to produce melanin (substance that cause the skin to be dark). ...Read more

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What causes someone to be an albino?

Albinism: An albino is a term used to describe someone with albinism. This is a condition that results in an inability to make melanin or pigment. There are different causes such as defects in the synthesis of melanin, distribution of melanin within the skin, and lack of pigment cells called melanocytes. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to be born albino?

What can cause a person to be born albino?

Many causes: There are many different forms of albinism. The one without any pigment produced in the hair, skin, or irises, is an autosomal recessive condition (as are other kinds of albinism). Both parents are carriers, and therefore in each pregnancy there is 1 chance in 4 that the fertilized egg will inherit both parental albinism genes. It is rare that 2 people have babies together who are both carriers ...Read more

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What kind of tests can you have done to see if you'r baby's albino?

In a baby already...: ...Born, the diagnosis is usually pretty obvious. Prenatally, a genetic test on amniocentesis or villous sampling cells is possible, but I am not sure anyone does it. ...Read more

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What happens when an albino person and a really dark person have a child together?

Most likely normal: The albino has two recessive albino genes and will give one to each of his/her children. The other parent probably has two normal genes so all the offspring will look normal but all will carry one albino gene. In the extraordinarily unlikely event that the partner carries one albino gene of the correct type, then 1/2 of the children will have albinism and 1/2 will be carriers. Rare! ...Read more

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What are the odds that a latin person would be an albino especially when there is no clinical visual impairment linking to being albino?

What are the odds that a latin person would be an albino especially when there is no clinical visual impairment linking to being albino?

Very low: The odds of albinism is low to begin with, 1 in 17, 000. If there are no visual disturbances it is even more unlikely to be albinism. Melanin is required for the development of the optical system, and since melanin is absent in albinos, they all have visual problems unfortunately. ...Read more

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How to treat albino?

How to treat albino?

You can not: Make someone who is albino into a pigmented person. Would encourage generous use of shade & sunscreen. ...Read more

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Does albino have a fishy smelly vigina?

Does albino have a fishy smelly vigina?

There is no reason: That a person who is albino would specifically have a foul smelling vagina. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What are the chances of being born an albino?

Small.: Albinism is a rare condition found in less than 5 people per 100, 000 in the United States and europe. So, if you lived in a city of 1 million people, you would find only about 50 people there who could be albino. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your unborn child is going to be albino?

See below: There is no test for this. However, albinism is a recessive trait, so both parents need to carry the gene. So, there should be a family history. ...Read more

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Can you have an albino baby even if you don't have any albinos in the family?

Can you have an albino baby even if you don't have any albinos in the family?

Yes.: Albino is a recessive trait, meaning that it is possible for neither parent to be an albino, and by chance to have no other relatives who cannot make melanin in their skin and hair and eyes. ...Read more

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How do I tan if I am basically albino? Is it even possible for albinos to tan?

It is not: Likely you are an albino based on self-diagnosis. If you wish to be darker, use spray-on tanning. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hair from turning white if I'm albino?

How can I stop my hair from turning white if I'm albino?

It is beautiful...: Albinism is a genetic condition and currently we neither know how nor have the ability to change it safely. There is no permanent way to change your hair color short of hair-transplant. Hair dye can provide instant change. Embrace whay u have: I see it as a relatively unique beauty of life. Wouldn't u agree the lady in picture here is beautiful? Talk to your friends/family. Smile. Laugh. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to know if I got married to an albino will my kids be albinos? (Whites)

Depends: With Albinism the genetics involved requires that both parents carry the recessive gene involved. If you are not a silent (unaffected) carrier of an albinism gene, your offspring with a true albino would be unaffected carriers. ...Read more

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I will get married to an albino and I want to know if our kids will be albinos or not thank you?

I will get married to an albino and I want to know if our kids will be albinos or not thank you?

Albinism: Albinism is due to recessive genetics, so the chances of a albino child are very low;there are several forms of albinism so please consult a geneticist and obtain a family genetic tree on both parents ...Read more

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Can a person get a red iris if not albino?

Can a person get a red iris if not albino?

Uncommon: The red iris of an albino is due to lack of pigment in the eye so that light reflected from the back which is red transilluminates the iris and it appears red (it is actually whitish). An iris may also look red if it is covered in blood vessels (rubeiosis) and some rare tumors may also give a reddish appearance. ...Read more

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If one child is albino and other visually impaired, could the impaired child be a carrier of albino gene?

If one child is albino and other visually impaired, could the impaired child be a carrier of albino gene?

Albino inheritance: There are 2 types of albionos: those with involvement with skin, eyes and hair and those with just eye involvement. It is possible that your child in fact has albinism so make sure you ask your eye doctor to check for that. On the other hand he cause of albion is a recessive gene or a random mutation - rare. There is a 1/4 chance he inherited the gene from his parents. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the only people with purple eyes are albino?

Is it really the case that the only people with purple eyes are albino?

Yes and No: No: special contact lenses can mimick a purple eye. Now without contact lenses, yes, albino's lack iris pigment. If it is severe it looks more red than purple.

Yes. Incomplete albinos can have purplish irides, because of transmission of light into the eye and reflecting from retina which is red is filtered by partial albinos as purple. ...Read more

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What is the difference between somebody having really pale skin and being an albino?

What is the difference between somebody having really pale skin and being an albino?

Genetics mostly: Albinism is a genetic defect in which melanin production is completely inhibited. Besides having white skin, people with albinism have several other manifestations (i.e. Certain hair and eye colors). Someone with pale skin just does not produce much melanin. These individuals tend to have roots from northern latitudes. They can actually tan, while people with albinism cannot tan. ...Read more

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Is it true that albino people are more likely to get skin cancer?

Is it true that albino people are more likely to get skin cancer?

Yes: Pigments in skin cells (which gives our skin its color) protect the skin from damage from uv radiation from the sun. People with albinoism lack pigments in their skin and therefore do not have adequate protection against the damage to their skin by uv radiation. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent the albino marks lately on my penis shaft?

What can I do to prevent the albino marks lately on my penis shaft?

Hypopigmented penis: This could be due to post inflammatory hypo pigmentation from eg treatment of genital warts, or Vitiligo. This variety is difficult to treat although Eximer laser has been promising. Suggest Dermatologist appraisal. ...Read more

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What to do if I have two new rats - an albino called ratsbyhouse and I'm an overly paranoid rat mum :p ideas?

What to do if I have two new rats - an albino called ratsbyhouse and I'm an overly paranoid rat mum :p ideas?

If you are: Scared of your rats and they do not provide you with pleasure - I would not keep them as pets. ...Read more

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Why do albino people have such poor vision in the eyes?

Why do albino people have such poor vision in the eyes?

Lack of melanin.: Neural development of the optical system requires the presence of the pigment melanin, which is deficient in oculocutaneous or ocular albinism. This can lead to a number of vision defects, such as astigmatism, decreased acuity, photophobia, retinal hypoplasia, and nystagmus. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my bowel movements are albino color?

What does it mean when my bowel movements are albino color?

May be serious: No big deal if this is only very occasional. But if the stool is persistently white or clay colored it could mean that you have a blockage that is stopping bile from the liver getting into the gut. You need to see a doctor. This could be from a common bile duct stone or chronic pancreatitis, but may be a symptom of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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I know that sometimes albino people have red, or seemingly pink eyes, but could a non-albino be born with red eyes?

I know that sometimes albino people have red, or seemingly pink eyes, but could a non-albino be born with red eyes?

No. Many causes: Iris color is a function of the amount of pigment, blood and nerve supply. Trauma and inflammation, injury and surgery and diseases that damage or diminish nerve supply can cause iris color to change. Pink irises are a function of the lack of pigment an are abnormal and indicate a disease, trauma or genetic problem. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my son is albino 4 years old due to albinism eye sight weak and constant left right eyes movement is any cure?

Kids with nystagmus: Adapt to it. Ask his pediatrician to determine his type of albinism hy Chromosomal Microarray, then see a geneticist, pediatric ophthalmologist, audiologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician & other specialists depending on his genetic mutations. Call Child Find of your local school district for developmental assessment & enrollment in Early Childhood Specisl Education. Resources below. ...Read more