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Doctor insights on: Tests For Xeroderma Pigmentosum

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What is xeroderma pigmentosum?

What is 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

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How could xeroderma pigmentosum be cured?

How could xeroderma pigmentosum be cured?

No cure: As far as i know there is no cure for this disease. The treatment primarily involves avoiding all uv exposure including sunlight. It is a genetic disase and very rare. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for xeroderma pigmentosum?

What are the treatment options for xeroderma pigmentosum?

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

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What is the relation between the nature and symptoms of xeroderma pigmentosum and ataxia telangiectasia ?

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

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How do I know if I have xeroderma pigmentsum?

How do I know if I have xeroderma pigmentsum?

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

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What is a negative test?

What is a negative test?

No findings?: In theory, a test should be ordered to confirm a suspected diagnosis. If the test result does not support the suspected diagnosis, then it should be considered negative. ...Read more

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Does advanced test oboost work?

Does advanced test oboost work?

What is oboost?: What is oboost? I couldn't find this word from available dictionary or online; do you mean or refer to testosterone? If yes, always get clinical evaluation and T-level test before taking its supplement under professional guidance and follow-up. If you like to explore more on life and sexuality, welcome to http://www.formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. Best wish to health & happiness. ...Read more

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What tests should men do after 30?

What tests should men do after 30?

Depends: Height and weight to determine bmi, blood pressure, and possibly cholesterol if you have risk factors for heart disease like smoking or a family history of early heart disease. Your doctor should focus on counseling about risk factors for heart disease, cancer, stds, and injury rather than doing a lot of tests. ...Read more