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Tests For Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Xeroderma pigmentosu: Xeroderma pigmentosum is a condition which makes people very sensitive to the sun (uv rays). It can cause severe sun burning & freckling of skin. It is called xeroderma because it can dry the skin out and pigmentosum because there is added skin pigment. It can affect the eyes and may be associated with a number of other symptoms. ...Read more
Careful observation: This congenital condition requires sun avoidance and very close observation by an experienced dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon. Suspicious lession must be monitored and biopsies are essential to rule out malignancy. ...Read more
What is the relation between the nature and symptoms of xeroderma pigmentosum and ataxia telangiectasia ?
Deficiency in some : part of cell mechanisms that detect & repair damage to DNA molecules that encode their genome occur in 5 inherited diseases: ataxia-telangiectasia (AT), Fanconi anemia, Bloom syndrome, Cockayne syndrome & Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP).7 different mutant repair genes cause XP; types A, C, D & E are on Chromosome 9q.22. Mutations in ATM genes cause AT. Groups A,C,D & E are on Chromosome 11q2. ...Read more
Genetic Testing: There are several types of xp (xeroderma pigmentosa) all of which are related to genetic defects in the ability of cells to repair dna damage causes by uv (ultraviolet rays). Xp dramatically increases your risk for skin cancer. You should start with seeing a dermatologist and go from there. If there is suspicion you may have the disease, genetic testing will be required to confirm this. ...Read more
If i don't fast for a test i need to fast for will it change the result of any other tests done along which did not need fasting?
I do not want someone looking up there and doing tests. I need help please are there any home remedies?
We can't: cross reference this to a previous question/ submission. ...Read more
Yes: The tests for colorblindness are straightforward. All are based on the idea of having patients distinguish colored items or shapes from a background of a different color, which would be indistiguishable for a person with a specific color blindness. The simplest are printed sheets or cards, but many ophthalmolgists and the dmv often use computer based tests based on the same principle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How reliable is john Hopkins in figuring out what is wrong with a person when you had tests that say they don't know from mayo, cedar siani, and utah.
They'reAllExcellent: You have to know what the specific problem is and which institution is known as a center of excellence for it.Also, who works there that is reknown among reknowns for the particular problem.Each of the institutions you mentioned are excellent centers of excellence for a number of problems.Depending on yours,any of them could do good.If not, you need to know what has not been investigated to decide ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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