Section : Conference Notes

Hypopigmentary Disorders in Children

  • Pigmentary disorders are frequent in children and can result in significant psychosocial problems.
  • Hypopigmentary disorders may be caused by absence or reduction of the number of melanocytes. They can also be caused by the reduction or absence of production of melanin (with a normal number of melanocytes).
  • Vitligo is a skin disorder which is clinically characterized by depigmented macules. Its cause is a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
  • Oculocutaneous albinism is a group of inherited diseases which presents congenitally (at birth) with an absence of pigment in the skin, the eyes and the hair (leukotrichosis).


Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland

Source of Information: Chiam LYT. Pigmentary Disorders in Children. NSC Dermatology Update 2012, Singapore 

Category : albinisme oculo-cutané - Modifie le 05.13.2012Category : Hypopigmentary Disorders in Children - Modifie le 05.13.2012Category : oculocutaneous albinism - Modifie le 05.13.2012Category : viitligo - Modifie le 05.13.2012Category : vitiligo - Modifie le 05.13.2012