piebaldism


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piebaldism

[′pī‚bȯl‚diz·əm]
(medicine)
A pigmentary disorder characterized by patterns of white spots on the skin and caused by an inherited absence of melanocytes.
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For instance, KIT mutations cause dominant white spotting (KITW) in mice and piebaldism in humans, which both display strikingly similar white patches of hair and skin in heterozygous individuals (Ezoe et al.
Piebaldism involves a lack of pigmentation (Abreu et al.
The epidermal harvesting was initially developed for pigment problems, such as piebaldism.
We diagnosed the newborn with piebaldism based on her appearance.
Piebaldism with non-intertriginous freckles: what does it mean?
Olsson MJ, Juhlin L - Epidermal sheet grafts for repigmentation of vitiligo and piebaldism.
4 In some patients with hypomelanosis of Ito or piebaldism, acquired pigmented macules may occur.
In its mildest form, a minor genetic defect called piebaldism may have poliosis as one of the symptom.
Piebaldism is an autosomal dominant disorder that presents with congenital poliosis and leukoderma, often with hyperpigmented macules noted on both depigmented patches and normal skin.
Piebaldism is an uncommon genetic variation in white-tailed deer that causes the normally uniform brown parts of a deer's coat to be mottled with white, similar to a pinto pony.