Section : Politiciens

Indira Gandhi (ইন্দিৰা গান্ধী) and Piebaldism

indira gandhi

  • Indira Gandhi (ইন্দিৰা গান্ধী; 1917-1984) was the prime minister of India from in 1966 to 1977 (2 terms). She is the daughter of J.Nehru.
  • She held a third term from 1980 to 1984, when she was assassinated.

She has the characteristic white forelock of piebaldism:

  • Piebaldism is inherited in an autosomal dominant way and is considered as a partial form of albinism.
  • It is a disorder of melanocyte migration which presents as a triangular depigmented patch on the scalp (with its associated white forelock)
  • It is associated with a KIT-gene mutation

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Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland

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