Science of Skin

Pigmentary skin conditions

Snapshot Other common terms: Sub-types: oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) types 1, 2, 3 and 4, ocular albinism (OA), Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS), Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS), and Griscelli Syndrome (GS). ICD-10 classification: E70.3 Prevalence: Varies according to sub-types from between 1:15,000 to 1:50,000 Causes: Genetic Treatments/cures: Cannot be cured. Sun avoidance should be practiced. Genetic counseling offered to parents and treatment of ocular issues. Differential diagnosis: vitiligo, Waardenburg syndrome Albinism is term used to describe a number of inherited genetic conditions that occur when the body is unable to produce or distribute melanin,…
Read about CLINUVEL's program for nonsegmental vitiligo here. Snapshot Other common terms: Leucoderma, white spot disease ICD-10 classification: L80 Prevalence: Affects 0.5-2% of the population Causes: Unknown. Generally believed to be an autoimmune disease. Symptoms: Pigment loss in the skin. Severity differs between patients. Treatments/cures: No universally effective cure. Treatment efficacy varies greatly. Differential diagnosis: Albinism Quick Links: Our vitiligo program Vitiligo blog posts Vitiligo is a common pigmentary disorder in which the pigment producing cells of the skin (melanocytes) are absent or non-functional. As a result, lighter patches of…

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