James J. Nordlund, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

James J. Nordlund

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Vitiligo

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Vitiligo is defined as an acquired disorder in which melanocytes almost exclusively are destroyed causing depigmented macules on the skin. There are several types of vitiligo, i.e. vitiligo vulgaris, unilateral (or segmental vitiligo) and focal vitiligo. All forms of vitiligo…

Oculocutaneous Albinism

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Oculocutaneous albinism is a disorder that has two components: ocular and cutaneous. The ocular abnormalities are essential to the diagnosis of albinism. All albino individuals have poor vision and most are legally blind, with visual acuity usually less than 20/100.…

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Leukoderma or white skin has many causes. Oculocutaneous albinism in its many forms is caused by blockage of the production of melanin in both the eyes (resulting in visual abnormalities) and skin; ie, resulting in skin that is less pigmented than expected from the person’s parental skin color. There…

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