Albinism

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(Hypopigmentation; Oculocutaneous Albinism; Ocular Albinism)

Albinism – Definition

Albinism refers to a group of rare inherited disorders that are present from birth. Albinism affects the amount of pigment found in the skin, hair, and eyes. People with albinism usually have little to no pigment in their eyes, skin, and hair, but the degree of pigment loss can be quite variable. There are four types of Albinism:

Addison’s Disease

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(Adrenal Insufficiency; Adrenocortical Hypofunction; Chronic Adrenocortical Insufficiency; Hypoadrenalism)

Addison’s Disease – Definition

Addison’s disease is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. In the case of Addison’s, the glands do not produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone.