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ICD-10 code: E70.39

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

Understanding Other Specified Albinism

Albinism is a genetic condition that affects the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for coloring the skin, hair, and eyes. People with albinism have little to no melanin production, which leads to pale skin, white hair, and light-colored eyes. There are different types of albinism, and one of them is called "Other Specified Albinism."

Other Specified Albinism, also known as OSA, is a type of albinism that doesn't fit into the other categories of albinism. People with OSA have some characteristics of albinism, but they don't meet all the criteria for any of the other types. This means that OSA is a less common type of albinism, and it's also harder to diagnose.

Symptoms of OSA

The symptoms of OSA can vary from person to person. Some people may only have mild symptoms, while others may have more severe ones. The most common symptoms of OSA include:

  1. Pale skin
  2. Light-colored hair
  3. Light-colored eyes
  4. Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  5. Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
  6. Reduced vision

People with OSA may also have other health problems related to their condition, such as increased susceptibility to sunburn, skin cancers, and eye problems.

Treatment of OSA

Unfortunately, there is no cure for OSA, and treatment focuses on managing the symptoms of the condition. People with OSA should take extra precautions to protect their skin and eyes from the sun. They should wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses, and use sunscreen with a high SPF.

People with OSA may also benefit from vision aids, such as glasses or contact lenses, to improve their vision. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct eye problems associated with OSA.


Other Specified Albinism is a rare type of albinism that affects people differently. It's important to seek medical advice if you suspect you or your child may have OSA. While there is no cure for OSA, there are ways to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life for people with the condition.

Diagnosis Codes for Other specified albinism | E70.39