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Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 3

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 3 Causes

Albinism is an inherited condition. Oculocutaneous albinism type 3 results from the mutation of tyrosinase-related protein-1 gene.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 3 Definition

Oculocutaneous albinism is a condition resulting in the lack of pigmentation in the eyes, skin and hair. Other affected individuals may show an almost-normal level of pigmentation. Oculocutaneous albinism type 3 is the result of tyrosinase-related protein-1 gene mutation.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 3 Diagnosis

Affected individuals are diagnosed based on results from genetic testing.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 3 Symptoms and Signs

Individuals affected with oculocutaneous albinism type 3 usually have red hair, reddish-brown skin, and blue or gray eyes.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 3 Treatment

Albinism cannot be cured but the condition can be improved through treatments that improve vision, and measures protecting the eyes from bright lights. Success of any treatement depends on the severity and type of the condition.

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