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Xeroderma pigmentosum

Xeroderma pigmentosum: Introduction

Xeroderma pigmentosum: A rare pigmentary disease that is caused by an enzyme deficiency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Xeroderma pigmentosum is available below.

Symptoms of Xeroderma pigmentosum

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Xeroderma pigmentosum: Deaths

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Xeroderma pigmentosum: Complications

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Causes of Xeroderma pigmentosum

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Misdiagnosis and Xeroderma pigmentosum

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Clinical Trials for Xeroderma pigmentosum

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Definitions of Xeroderma pigmentosum:

An inherited skin disorder characterized by photosensitivity with severe sunburn in infancy, the development of numerous pigmented spots resembling freckles, larger atrophic lesions associated with telangiectasis, and multiple solar keratoses. Transmitted in an autosomal recessive manner, xeroderma pigmentosa involves a defect in nucleotide excision repair (NER), leading to deficient repair of DNA damaged by UV radiation and chromosome breakage. Individuals with this disease develop multiple malignant cutaneous neoplasms at an early age and may suffer from severe ophthalmic and neurologic abnormalities. --2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

A rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processesm are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Xeroderma pigmentosum is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Xeroderma pigmentosum, or a subtype of Xeroderma pigmentosum, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Xeroderma pigmentosum as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Xeroderma pigmentosum

  1. Xeroderma pigmentosum: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Deaths
  7. Complications

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