What is Albinism?

Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin.

Questions and answers on "Albinism"

hi my 27 month old daughter had a white mark in her stomach near belly button for the last 1 week what is it

doctor1 MD

Hi rehana,
white marks in child may be due to many causes , commonest cause is pitryasis alba, intestinal worm infestation, or fungal infection if...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

hello doctor ,what is the treatment for new born baby with white hair in head , eyebrow ?I there is any solution to solve this problem.

doctor1 MD

hi suren
baby might have albinism so he lack the melanin
i am sorry to say that there is no particular medicine for it
we can give supportive only...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Albinism

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Lab Tests
Related Medical Topics