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Learn more about Piebaldism

Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is piebaldism?

A condition characterized by the absence of cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin that gives the skin and hair their color. The absence of melanocytes leads to patches of skin and hair that are lighter than normal. It may increase a person’s risk of sunburn and skin cancer.

Symptoms of piebaldism

  • Whitish patches on the skin, that enlarge and look like continents on a map

  • Patches of white skin, that have spots of brown or black within

Questions your doctor may ask to check for piebaldism

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose piebaldism

  • Is there a large white area (like a country on a map) on your skin?

  • Do you have patchy white spots with brown speckles on your skin?

Treatment for piebaldism

Use of sunscreen and other protective measures is important to prevent skin damage. Dermabrasion treatment whereby the outer layer of a person’s skin is removed maybe helpful. In some cases, melanocyte transplantation in which the cells that create pigment are transplanted to the affected area is used to treat this condition.

Diseases related to Piebaldism


  • Oiso N, Fukai K, Kawada A, Suzuki T. Piebaldism. J Dermatol. 2013 May;40(5):330-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2012.01583.x. Epub 2012 Jun 1. PMID: 22670867.


  • Shah M, Patton E, Zedek D. Piebaldism. 2022 Apr 14. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 31334958.


  • Bassi A, Berti S, Galeone M. Piebaldism. QJM. 2015 Nov;108(11):915. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcv101. Epub 2015 May 18. PMID: 25991872.


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