Silver Hair Syndromes: Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS) and Griscelli Syndromes (GS)

  • Marimar Saez-De-Ocariz
  • Luz Orozco-Covarrubias
  • Carola Duràn-McKinster
  • Ramòn Ruiz-Maldonado

Abstract

Normal pigmentation is a complex biological process and in the human, at least 127 different genes have been identified (Bennett and Lamoreaux 2003). Colour loci are the genetic loci in which mutations can affect pigmentation of the hair, skin, and/or eyes.

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marimar Saez-De-Ocariz
    • 1
  • Luz Orozco-Covarrubias
    • 1
  • Carola Duràn-McKinster
    • 1
  • Ramòn Ruiz-Maldonado
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNational Institute of PaediatricsMexico CityMexico

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