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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Also speaking, the photographer and convener, Damilola Onafuwa, told Tribune Online that he intended to change the conversation about albinism through the photographer.
That Lilly's albinism is considered beautiful, exotic, or a monstrosity -- depending on whose perspective is taken -- also adds a fascinating dimension to a story precipitated by Coralline's own vanity.
The film by director Harry Freeland tells the story of Josephat Torner from Tanzania, who has albinism.
Albinism is caused by a mutation in genes that affects the production of melanin.
4, 5] Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder, is characterised by partial oculocutaneous albinism and a platelet storage pool deficiency.
Albinism is the absence or near ab- sence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes.
Abnormal white coloration manifests itself as albinism or leucism, and those terms are often used interchangeably, albeit erroneously (Curatolo 1979; McCardle 2012).
Some of her other health challenges include albinism, which affects her vision.
The differential diagnosis of piebaldism includes mosaicism, albinism, and vitiligo.
The girls both have nystagmus, a condition that causes the eye to move involuntarily and reduces vision, and Kady's eyesight is also impaired by her albinism.
The Tanzanian government banned witch doctors in January 2015 as part of its effort to prevent attacks on people with Albinism.