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Xeroderma: Introduction

Xeroderma: Genetic condition in which the enzyme systems repairing damage from solar ultraviolet rays is defective, causing early development of skin cancers. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Xeroderma is available below.

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
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Xeroderma

  • Removal of individual skin cancers
  • Avoidance of sun exposure and use of sunscreens, hats etc
  • more treatments...»

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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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