Albinism

An Overview by Dane Paige

What is Albinism?

An Autosomal disorder that can affect the Autosome, Tyrosinase. It occurs when there is a lack of Melanin in your pigments.

Symptoms


  • White hair
  • pinkish skin
  • Rapid involuntary movement of the eyes (mystagmus)
  • Inability for eyes to stay in the same position (Strabismus)
  • Sensitivity to light (Photophobia)

FAQ

Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
  • No
Who can be effected?
  • Anyone
How is it inherited?
  • From a Recessive Autosomal gene
What Medical assistance will I need?
  • Visual aid
Will I need care as I grow older?
  • Not necessarily, unless you need visual aid
Treatments or Cures? In the near future?
  • Not at the moment. No.
Can I still have children?
  • Yes
Will my children be affected by this disease?
  • Possibly

Don't call someone with Albinism an "Albino". It's rude.

Bibliography

Mayo Clinic Staff. "Albinism." Symptoms. Mayo Clinic, 19 Apr. 2014. Web. 05 May 2016.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/albinism/basics/symptoms/con-20029935


NOAH. "Information Bulletin." Information Bulletin. NOAH, 2015. Web. 05 May 2016.

http://www.albinism.org/site/c.flKYIdOUIhJ4H/b.9253761/k.24EE/Information_Bulletin__What_is_Albinism.htm


NIH. "Albinism." Albinism. GARD, 8 Apr. 2011. Web. 05 May 2016.

https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/5768/albinism/resources/1


O'Neill, Marla J.F. "ALBINISM, OCULAR, TYPE I; OA1." OMIM. OMIM, 6 Apr. 1986. Web. 5 May 2016.

http://www.omim.org/entry/300500?search=albinism&highlight=albinism