by Dylan Ford
Cause of disorder
Several mutations in genes.
No color in hair, iris, and skin, lighter skin and hair, and missing skin color patches.
1 in 70 people have albinism.
Can anyone be a candidate for this disease
Any race or gender can have albinism.
How is it inherited
It is inherited at birth.
What kind of medical assistance with the affected child need
Shaded eye glasses, eye patches for infants, and nitisinone.
Will further assistance be need as child grows
As the child grows they will need less assistance.
What is long term outlook for child
The child will have to do less outdoor activity due to the sunlight, but most forms of albinism aren't for life.
Are their treatments or cures
They use sunblock for treatment to reduce symptoms.
Could it be prevented
Genetic counseling is used for prevention.
Can this individual have children in the future
Will the children be affected
It is not a 100% chance but they may be a carrier.
What is the current status on the disorder
There is currently a team trying to conclude the cause for the lack of melanin production.
Is there a cure/new treatment coming soon
There is hoped to be a cure and new treatment for the future.