Xeroderma: Genetic condition in which the enzyme systems repairing damage from solar ultraviolet rays is defective, causing early development of skin cancers.
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Symptoms of Xeroderma
- Photosensitivity of skin (red rash in sun-exposed areas)
- Development of skin cancers (BCC, SCC, melanoma)
- See also Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
- Malignant melanoma
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Treatments for Xeroderma
- Removal of individual skin cancers
- Avoidance of sun exposure and use of sunscreens, hats etc
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Causes of Xeroderma
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Misdiagnosis and Xeroderma
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Definitions of Xeroderma:
A mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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