Skin Pigment Disorders in Children

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Overview

Skin pigment disorders affect the amount of melanin in a child's skin, and thus affect skin color. There are three types of skin pigment disorders: albinism, pigment loss after skin damage and vitiligo.

  • There is no cure for these conditions, although there are cosmetic solutions for pigment loss after skin damage and vitiligo if a child is concerned about his appearance.
  • Children with albinism or vitiligo should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, as their skin is particularly sensitive to its rays.
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