piebaldness


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pie·bald·ism

(pī-bawld'izm), [MIM*172800]
Patchy absence of the pigment of scalp hair, giving a streaked appearance; patches of vitiligo may be present in other areas due to absence of melanocytes; often transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait caused by mutation in the KIT protooncogene on 4q and may be associated with neurologic defects [MIM*172850] or eye changes [MIM*172870]. Compare: Waardenburg syndrome.

pie·bald·ness

(pī'bawld-nĕs)
Patchy absence of the pigment of scalp hair, giving a streaked appearance; patches of vitiligo may be present in other areas due to the absence of melanocytes. May be associated with neurologic defects or eye changes.
Synonym(s): piebald skin, piebaldism.