Albinism and Hypo-Pigmentosa
What is Albinism?
People with albinism have little or no pigment in the eyes, skin, and
hair (or in some cases in the eyes alone). They have inherited from their
parents an altered copy of a genes that do not allow the body to make the
usual amounts of a pigment called melanin.
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH):
Resources to learn more about Albinism and Hypo Pigmentosa?
National Library of Medicine (exit DHS)
Facts about Albinism: International
Albinism Center at the University of Minnesota (exit
Facts (exit DHS)
Site (exit DHS)
Last Revised: August 17, 2010