A very rare autosomal health condition that sees certain areas of your skin and hair being devoid of melanin-producing cells called melanocytes is known as piebaldism. The absence of these melanin-producing cells brings about the development of hair and skin patches that are light in color. 90% of piebaldism cases is identified by the presence of white or unpigmented hair forming on the front hairline. Most of the time, these unpigmented patches develop at birth. Individuals with piebaldism also display unpigmented patches of skin on both sides of the body.
HOW IS PIEBALDISM DIAGNOSED?
Piebaldism can also occur with other developmental health issues like Hirschsprung's disease and Waardenburg syndrome.