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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Albinism By Liberty What causes Albinism? Albinism is caused by a mutation in one of several genes. Each of these genes provides instructions for making one of several proteins involved in the production of melanin. Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Albinism." Causes. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/albinism/basics/causes/CON-20029935 http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kids+with+albinism&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=7F3CC431DDB92AD002D59386F8E9C9BF81F4A796&selectedIndex=17 "Bing." Kids+with+albinism. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kids+with+albinism&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=5508E99DF91B7FE4347C7EDBDE36FE63A33EEFF4&selectedIndex=11 "Bing." Kids+with+albinism. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. Tests For This Disorder There are-Physical Exams-Changes in Pigment-Exams of the eye-Comparing the child's pigment to other family members. "Albinism." Tests and Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/albinism/basics/tests-diagnosis/CON-20029935 Absence of color in the hair, skin, or iris of the eyeLighter than normal skin and hairPatchy, missing skin colorCrossed eyes (strabismus)Light sensitivity (photophobia)Rapid eye movements (nystagmus)Vision problems, or functional blindness What Are Some Symptoms? Are there prenatal tests for this disorder? Physical examDescription of changes in pigmentationThorough exam of the eyesComparison of your child's pigmentation to that of other family members "Albinism." Tests and Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. Are there any treatments or cures? There is no cure for albinism.Treatment is aimed to ease the symptoms and it depends on the extent of the disorder. "How Can Albinism Be Treated?" Medindia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/how-can-albinism-be-treated.htm Could this disorder have been prevented? a genetic counselor can help you understand your chances of having a future child with albinism. He or she can also explain the available tests and help you figure out the pros and cons of testing for your family member. "Albinism." Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/albinism/basics/prevention/CON-20029935
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