Albinism, Partial Albinism, and Vitiligo

  title={Albinism, Partial Albinism, and Vitiligo},
  author={Thomas P. Kugelman and Aaron B. Lerner},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  pages={407 - 414}
Albinism, partial albinism, and vitiligo are three clinically distinct conditions having in common a deficiency of melanin pigment. As such they present the physician with the same basic problems-cosmetically disfiguring lesions and extreme sensitivity to sunlight of the involved areas. None of the diseases is itself an immediate threat to life, but the social disabilities, especially among dark-skinned individuals, are of great magnitude. Each disorder has been well known for over a century… CONTINUE READING