Piebaldism

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Piebaldism

Piebaldism is a rare inherited condition characterized by a white forelock (a patch of white hair directly above the forehead). The name piebaldism is derived from the words ÒpieÓ (from magpie, which is a black and white bird) and ÒbaldÓ (from the bald eagle, the US national bird that has a white feathered head). Other features include a white patch on the central portion of the forehead; white eyebrow and eyelash hair; and white patches of skin on the face (particularly the chin), trunk and extremities (hands and feet are not usually affected). This condition is present at birth and usually remains unchanged throughout life. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion and is caused by mutations in the KIT gene.
 

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The terms "Piebaldism" returned 19 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Piebaldism with non-intertriginous freckles: what does it mean?
 

Author(s): Nilendu Sarma, Sayantani Chakraborty, Dulal Chandra Bhanja, Sneha Ranjan Bhattachraya

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(2):163-5.

 

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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A novel splicing mutation of KIT results in piebaldism and auburn hair color in a Chinese family.
 

Author(s): Yong-jia Yang, Rui Zhao, Xin-yu He, Li-ping Li, Ke-wei Wang, Liu Zhao, Ming Tu, Jin-song Tang, Zhi-guo Xie, Yi-min Zhu

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():689756.

 

Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant disorder of melanocyte development, which is mostly caused by KIT gene. The key characteristics of piebaldism include localized poliosis, congenital leukoderma, and other variable manifestations. The previous study has illustrated that the homogeneous ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2013

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A novel mutation of the KIT gene in a Chinese family with piebaldism.
 

Author(s): Guang-Dong Wen, Cheng Zhou, Cong Yu, Juan DU, Qian-Xi Xu, Zheng-Yi Liu, Jian-Zhong Zhang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 Jun;126(12):2325-8.

 

Human piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by congenital white forelock and depigmented patches of skin, typically on the forehead, anterior trunk and extremities. Mutations in the KIT gene have been proposed to be responsible for the underlying changes ...

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2013

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The terms "Piebaldism" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Piebaldism in a 2-year-old girl.
 

Author(s): Verónica López, Esperanza Jordá

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Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant skin disorder characterized by a white forelock and depigmented patches of skin, generally located on the forehead, central chest and abdomen, upper arms, and lower extremities. We report a case of a 2-year-old girl with a typical presentation ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2011

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Screening Protocol for Genetic Diseases of Mast Cell Homeostasis and Activation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Piebaldism; Idiopathic Anaphylaxis; Allergy; Chronic Urticara; Angioedema

 

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Punchgrafting Techniques for Vitiligo
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-segmental Vitiligo; Segmental Vitiligo; Piebaldism

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2011

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