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eMedicine - Piebaldism : Article by Michael D Fox, MD
Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant disorder of melanocyte development characterized by a congenital white forelock and multiple symmetrical hypopigmented or depigmented macules. This striking phenotype of depigmented patches of skin and hair has been observed throughout history, with the first descriptions dating to early Egyptian, Greek, and Roman writings.   [more]
A Piebald Family (Maru Sunit, Mittal Asit, Masuria B)
Piebaldism is an uncommon congenital hypomelanotic disorder characterized by a white forelock and vitiligo like amelanotic macules. We report a family with piebaldism affecting four successive generations. The disease was present in 16 members of the family.   [more]
A Woman with Familial Depigmentation (Drozdowski, Hamzavi, Murakawa)
A 30-year-old Caucasian woman presented with congenital depigmented patches surrounding her knees bilaterally and a white forelock. The depigmentation was present at birth, but not progressive. The remainder of her skin and hair were pigmented normally.   [more]
Piebaldism (DermNet NZ)
The name piebaldism is derived from a combination of the "pie" in the magpie (a bird of black and white plumage) and the “bald” of the bald eagle (the US national bird that has a white feathered head).   [more]
Approach to Congenital Pigmentary Disorders (National Skin Center)
Alterations in skin colour in an infant or child are often the earliest clues to genetic disorders, mosaicism or metabolic disorders. These may be classified broadly as hypopigmented and hyperpigmented lesions.   [more]
Treatment of "Stable" Vitiligo by Timedsurgery and Transplantation of Cultured Epidermal Autografts (Archives of Dermatology)
Objective To optimize melanocyte/keratinocyte co-cultivation and to evaluate the effectiveness of autologous cultured epidermal grafts in the surgical treatment of stable vitiligo.   [more]

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