Common Name: Hypopigmentation and Achromasia
- This genetic disorder can affect all races.
- One in 17,000 people have Albinism.
- Anyone who's parents carry the genes for Albinism can be a candidate for the disorder.
- It is a sex-linked and recessive disease.
- An Albino child will not need severe medical assistance.
- People who are affected by this should limit their time in the sun because their skin will be sensitive to it.
- Albino people can have children. The disease does not prevent them from this.
- The gene for Albinism is passed down through generations.
- Albinism is not a clinical diagnosis. Doctors are currently trying to figure out more about what causes this.
- There is not a new treatment coming for this disorder because it cannot be cured.
- The different forms of albinism include: Griscelli Syndrome, Chediak- Higashi Syndrome, Hermansky- Pudlack Syndrome, Ocular Albinism, and Oculocutaneous Albinism.
- Albinism can cause skin disorders as well as major emotional problems.