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What is Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

What is Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

  • Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: A rare genetic disorder where the enzyme that repairs DNA damage done by UV radiation is defective. It is characterized by sensitivity to sunlight, skin pigmentation and atrophy and actinic skin tumors. The different types of xeroderma pigmentosum vary in the body's ability to repair the damage to DNA done by UV radiation. Type B is often associated with signs of Cockayne syndrome.

Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2 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, type 2, or a subtype of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: Introduction

Types of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2:

Broader types of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2:

Who gets Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

Racial predominance for Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: Japan

How serious is Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

Complications of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: see complications of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

What causes Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

Causes of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: see causes of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

What are the symptoms of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

Symptoms of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: see symptoms of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

Complications of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: see complications of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

Can anyone else get Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2?

More information: see contagiousness of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2
Inheritance: see inheritance of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2.
Treatments for Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: see treatments for Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

Name and Aliases of Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

Main name of condition: Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2

Other names or spellings for Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2:

Xeroderma pigmentosum, type B, XP, Type B

Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 2: Related Conditions

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