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Are there any racial groups where there is nobody with albinism?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

All racial groups have people with albinism. The type of albinism, however, may vary by racial group. For example, OCA I (oculocutaneous albinism, type I) is found among many different groups of people. OCA II is found mainly among sub-Saharan Africans and African-Americans. OCA III is found among people with darker skin, and OCA IV is mainly found among people with Japanese heritage.

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