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Oculocutaneous albinism type 6

Disease definition

Oculocutaneous albinism type 6 (OCA6) is a type of oculocutaneous albinism, recently discovered in one Chinese family, characterized by light hair at birth that darkens with age, white skin, transparent irides, photophobia, nystagmus, foveal hypoplasia and reduced visual acuity and that is due to mutations in the SLC24A5 gene (15q21.1).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • OCA6
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: E70.3
  • OMIM: 113750
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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