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Hypomelanosis of Ito


Other Names for this Disease
  • Ito hypomelanosis
  • ITO
  • Incontinentia pigmenti achromians
  • IPA
  • Incontinentia pigmenti type 1 (formerly)
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Treatment

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How might hypomelanosis of Ito be treated?

Currently there is not a cure for hypomelanosis of Ito. Therapies are aimed at treating the symptoms in the child (e.g., seizures, scoliosis, strabismus). Children with this condition often receive their care from a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, including a pediatric ophthalmologist, neurologist, orthopedic specialist and others as needed. The overall prognosis of the child will depend on the severity of the associated symptoms.[1][2]
Last updated: 2/24/2012

References
  1. Incontinentia pigmenti achromians. MedlinePlus. May 15, 2013; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001461.htm. Accessed 9/17/2015.
  2. Vergine G. Ito hypomelanosis. Orphanet. May, 2008; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=435. Accessed 9/17/2015.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Studies of Children with Metabolic or Other Genetic Disorders which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Ito hypomelanosis
  • ITO
  • Incontinentia pigmenti achromians
  • IPA
  • Incontinentia pigmenti type 1 (formerly)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.