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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
- Crosti-gianotti syndrome
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS), papular acrodermatitis of childhood or acrodermatitis is a rare, childhood skin condition that affects children between the ages of 3 months and 15 years.Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is characterized by a papular rash with blisters on the skin of the legs, buttocks, and arms.Skin lesions typically last at least 10 days but may last for several weeks. GCS is a response to the und Read More
- Keratosis pilaris (kp)
Keratosis Pilaris (KP), or chicken skin, is a skin disorder that appears as small bumps on the skin and is usually mistaken as goosebumps or small pimples.Keratin, i.e. proteins produced by the skin in large quantities, blocks hair follicles, and this leads to the development of red bumps on the skin.None can define why keratin is built up in keratosis pilaris. Itchiness and irritation can be felt on the s Read More
- Stretch marks
Stretch marks, medically known as striae, are seen as long, narrow, rippled marks that develop due to rapid stretching or shrinking of the skin. They can be red, brown, purple, black or pink in color. These marks can appear on any body part, but they are most common on stomach, upper arms, breasts, thighs, and lower back.Over-the-counter treatmentRetinol and Hyaluronic acid creams: People with stretch m Read More