oculocutaneous albinism

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In oculocutaneous albinism the defect in melanin production is expressed in the hair, skin and eyes.

There are more than ten forms of oculocutaneous albinism - all are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.

In some forms there are associated defects in other organ systems e.g. haematopoiesis.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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