albinism

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albinism

[′al·bə‚niz·əm]
(biology)
The state of having colorless chromatophores, which results in the absence of pigmentation in animals that are normally pigmented.
(medicine)
A hereditary, metabolic disorder transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by the inability to form melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes due to tyrosinase deficiency.
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More than 600 cases of attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 26 countries, mostly in the last eight years, said a U.
Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania share common borders and are either countries of origin or destination for the trafficking of people with albinism and their body parts.
People with Albinism (PWA) lack the colour-giving pigment called melanin completely or partially in their bodies.
Apart from Malawi, attacks against people with albinism this year have also been reported in Burundi, Mozambique and Zambia, according to Under the Same Sun, a Canadian advocacy charity.
The physical appearance of people with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster marginalization and even violent attacks against them (2015).
The most immediately striking thing about this book is its wonderful gallery of portraits of young people with albinism.
As Toland explains in her exhibition didactics, "In Tanzania, horrific acts of mutilation have been taking place due to prejudice, ignorance, and superstition" against people with albinism.
People with albinism - an inherited condition - have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin or hair.
The world albinism refers to a group of inherited conditions which means people with albinism have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin or hair.
People with albinism may not have pigment in their eyes, skin, and hair.
Since mid-2007, more than 40 people with albinism have been killed in Tanzania, as it's believed that using their body parts in witchcraft will bring wealth and business success; OPPOSITE, BELOW: a Ugandan witchdoctor, 1911.
A common myth is that people with albinism have red eyes.

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