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Unique Beauty Of Albino People

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Albinism in humans, from the Latin word albus-white, is a congenital disorder characterized by complete or partial lack of pigment of the skin, hair and eyes, which occurs due to the absence or defect of tyrosinase, an enzyme that contains copper and participates in melanin synthesis.

Melanin is the name for a group of pigments that determine the color of the skin, eyes and hair, and are produced by cells called melanocytes. Albinism has 1 in 20,000 people worldwide.

In humans, there are two main types of albinism: oculocutaneous, which affects the eyes, skin, and hair; and ocular which affects only the eyes.

Most people with oculocutaneous albinism are white or very pale, because melanin, which is responsible for brown, black and some yellow colors, is not present. Ocular albinism results in light blue eyes, and may require genetic testing to be diagnosed.

Because people with albinism have skin that is completely lacking the pigment melanin, which helps protect the skin from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, their skin burns more easily due to sun exposure.

Albinism is often associated with visual impairment caused by a lack of pigment in the eye. Vision problems can be manifested as farsightedness or short-sightedness, involuntary movements of the eyeballs, difficulties in fixing and tracking objects, reduced perception of depth, sensitivity to light (photophobia). However, albinism is not the cause of complete visual impairment. One of the myths about people with albinism is that they have pink or red eyes. The fact is that albino people can have gray, blue or brown eyes. If their eyes appear to be red, it is because light is reflected from the back of the eye, just as when a red eye appears in photographs.

People with albinism are generally as healthy as the rest of the population but there may be associated disorders. Their growth and development are normal. Albinism in itself is not deadly, although a lack of pigmentation that blocks ultraviolet radiation increases the risk of melanoma (skin cancer) and other problems.

Albino people are often exposed to discrimination and other social problems because of their unusual appearance, especially if they belong to an ethnic community that has dark skin, specifically white black people.

The United Nations has established that June 13 will be the International Day of Awareness of Albinism.

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I have never had the opportunity to meet any albino person. Of course, I know I exist and now I have learned much more about them from the article.

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I have had great friends, albinos, they are totally normal people, the only difference is that they have to be much more careful with their skin, like people with atypical skin, but a person with brown skin, or white skin can also suffer from it.

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Hahahaha, I know how to tell my kids that they are "gypsies" and my husband always adds albino: D they are all not white but transparent :)

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7 months ago

That is true albino their beauty is unique from other peiple

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7 months ago

Good one

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7 months ago

We have all skin colors😀Interesting how different we are, when in fact we are the same.

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Apart from their uniqueness due to the lack of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair, they have a problem with photosensitivity.

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The stigmatization of people with albinism, and the struggle for basic human rights, such as the right to life and self-integrity, is a serious problem that these people face today because of their condition. Because of their physical appearance, these people are accompanied by deep-rooted stigma, discrimination and violence, which is widespread in many African countries.

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That's right ... but I didn't want to write about ugly things, but let me mention now. In Tanzania, discrimination against these people is deadly: they kill them and trade in their body parts, believing that they have the magical power to attract wealth. In Ghana, local politicians use albino people in rituals, thinking that this is how they will win elections. It is often believed that a child is the product of a mother's relationship with a white man… or multigenerational incest. In Zimbabwe, there is a belief that sexual intercourse with an albino woman cures AIDS, which often causes rape…

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7 months ago

Such a great article!! Something I haven't really researched before! Thank you for your hard work!

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All people are the same regardless of skin color and that is how they should be experienced.

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Nature gives albino to make world more beauty and unparticular..

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Oh this is very cool topic for me big like for this post, also whish i have chance to meet some of this kid peoples.

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I had a friend in the ward with this disease, at least now he thinks that the disease is in question, they all mistreated him and mocked him.

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