albinism - History Balthazar Telez coined the term...

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History Balthazar Telez coined the term "albino“, meaning white Negro, when he saw white African tribe members along the coast of West Africa. He and the other explorers thought they were seeing two different races of people
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What is a genetic disease? A genetic disease is a disease in which a certain chromosome or gene is altered or mutated. Genetic diseases are usually recessive.
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Description Albinism is a group of genetic conditions that causes a  lack of pigment. It can effect only the eyes or both the  eyes and skin. Most types of albinism are inherited when  an individual receives the albinism gene from both  parents. The exception is one type of ocular albinism,  which is passed on from mothers to their sons.
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Detection Detected at birth because of irregular pigmentation
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When can it first appear? Albinism can first appear at birth because it is a physical deformity that never changes.
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Symptoms Absence of pigment from the hair, skin, or iris of eyes 
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