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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Piebaldism Piebald patterns in skin Autosomal are caused by interference Dominant of the migration of melanocytes during development.
With respect to skin, there are sections on hairiness and hypertrichosis, baldness and testosterone, piebaldism, albinism, skin colour, red hair (and the polymorphisms of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor, MC1R, which cause red hair), and finally supernumerary breasts.