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Keyword: Skin Pigmentation; Language: English

Albinism

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Albinism is the name for a group of inherited conditions that affect the production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that colours the skin, hair and irises (coloured parts of the eyes). People with albinism may have a reduced amount of melan...

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Birthmarks

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Birthmarks are coloured marks that are visible on the skin. They are often present at birth or develop soon afterwards. There are several different types of birthmark and some of them are very common. Vascular birthmarks usually occur i...

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Monkeypox

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Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Most cases have been in Africa. The risk of catching monkeypox in the UK is very low. It's usually a mild illness that will get better on its own without treatment. Some ...

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Vitiligo

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Vitiligo is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin. The areas affected have little or no melanin. Melanin is a dye-like substance that is produced by specialised skin cells called melanocytes. It...

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