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Piebaldism MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Piebaldism
Tree Number(s)
C16.320.290.040.600
C16.320.565.100.102.600
C16.320.850.080.600
C17.800.621.440.102.600
C17.800.827.080.600
C18.452.648.100.102.600
Unique ID
D016116
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016116
Scope Note
Autosomal dominant, congenital disorder characterized by localized hypomelanosis of the skin and hair. The most familiar feature is a white forelock presenting in 80 to 90 percent of the patients. The underlying defect is possibly related to the differentiation and migration of melanoblasts, as well as to defective development of the neural crest (neurocristopathy). Piebaldism may be closely related to WAARDENBURG SYNDROME.
Entry Term(s)
Albinism, Cutaneous
Albinism, Partial
Piebald Trait
Previous Indexing
Albinism (1966-1971)
Pigmentation Disorders (1966-1990)
See Also
Waardenburg Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/06/06
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Piebaldism Preferred
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