Poliosis

What is Poliosis?

Poliosis is the decrease or absence of melanin (or color) in head hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. It can give rise to a "Mallen Streak" that can be hereditary. Catherine Cookson wrote a novel and later a TV series called The Mallen Streak, where a family had the condition. Sports presenter Dickie Davies and runner Sam Brown were famous for this feature. People with Waardenburg syndrome usually present this symptom, as do 60% of patients with tuberous sclerosis.

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Can diabetes make your eye lashes turn white?

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Diabetes is known to cause this problem.

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i feel some days new very small skin color hair generate on upper eyelid what is problem doctor

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It seems like localized hypopigmented eye lashes.

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Never met with a doctor directly but after consulting over the phone, seeing pictures and reading upon it. I am most certain I have poliosis....

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There could be many causes for poliosis
1) genetic- may run in family and associated with piebaldism, Vogt koyanagi...

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