The term albinism typically refers to oculocutaneous (ok-u-low-ku-TAY-nee-us) albinism (OCA) — a group of inherited disorders where there is little or no production of the pigment melanin. The type and amount of melanin your body produces determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Melanin also plays a role in the development of optic nerves, so people with albinism have vision problems.
Signs of albinism are usually appare Read More
There are several types of congenital nevi, depending on their size and appearance.
Large or giant
Nevi grow as your body grows. A nevus that will grow to an adult size of 8 inches or more across is considered a giant nevus.
On a newborn child, this means that a nevus that measures 2 inches across is considered a giant one. However, because the head grows somewhat less than the rest of the body, a nevus that measures Read More
Malignant melanoma dysplastic nevus type is a mole that is between a benign mole and melanoma. When examined under a microscope, the cells of a dysplastic nevus exhibit abnormal characteristics and growth patterns, but not to the extent that they are malignant.Dyplastic nevi are caused by a combination of genetics and sun exposure. They can appear on regions of the skin that have had little or no sunlight exposure. Read More