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About Hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation refers to reduced production of melanin pigment in the skin. There are a number of conditions that result in hypopigmentation including albinism. NOAH’s mission is focused on albinism, and as such, information on this website covers albinism exclusively.

Looking to learn more about albinism? The Learn About Albinism page is a great place to start, or you can check out any of our resources under the “Learn” tab above!

Not interested in albinism but looking to learn more about hypopigmentation? Here are a few resources we’ve found for other common conditions that involve hypopigmentation:

Please note: The links below are not evaluated by or affiliated with NOAH.


Vitiligo Friends (VITFriends)

The American Vitiligo Foundation (AVRF)

Vitiligo Support International

Vitiligo Society 
*this group is based out of the UK and has a Facebook group which might be helpful in connecting with others

Pityriasis alba

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology – Pityriasis alba

NCBI Bookshelf – Pityriasis Alba

Various types of dermatitis

National Eczema Association – Atopic Dermatitis

National Eczema Association – Contact Dermatitis


National Psoriasis Foundation – About Psoriasis

American Academy of Dermatology – Psoriasis Resource Center

Center for Disease Control – Psoriasis