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It is possible that the main title of the report Oculocutaneous Albinism is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- brown oculocutaneous albinism
- minimal pigment oculocutaneous albinism
- oculocutaneous albinism type 1B
- platinum oculocutaneous albinism
- rufous oculocutaneous albinism
- temperature-sensitive oculocutaneous albinism
- tyrosinase-negative oculocutaneous albinism
- tyrosinase-related OCA
- yellow oculocutaneous albinism
- oculocutaneous albinism type 1A
- oculocutaneous albinism type 1B
- oculocutaneous albinism type 2
- oculocutaneous albinism type 3
- oculocutaneous albinism type 4
Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a group of rare inherited disorders characterized by a reduced amount or complete lack of melanin pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. These conditions are caused by mutations in specific genes that are necessary for the production of melanin pigment in specialized cells called melanocytes. Absent or insufficient melanin pigment results abnormal development in the eyes resulting in vision abnormalities and light skin that is very susceptible to damage from the sun including skin cancer. Oculocutaneous albinism is inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic condition.
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