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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

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What are tests are done to diagnose add?

What are tests are done to diagnose add?

Observation: There are no blood tests or imaging studies that have consistantly been proven to be valid in diagnosis.The only way is to use questionnaires such as the connor's or vanderbilt forms filled by people who have exposure and observation of the individual and discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it good or bad to have positive test?

Is it good or bad to have positive test?

Depends on the test: Depends on the test: hepatitis? Not good to be positive. Pregnancy? Depends on your goal. Titers against a disease? Good to be positive usually. ...Read more

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What if nothing shows up on a nerve test?

What if nothing shows up on a nerve test?

NOT UNUSUAL: First, let's assume there is a question of a peripheral neuropathy and an EMG is negative. This merely tests for large fibres, but would not detect a small fibre neuropathy which can be confirmed via punch biopsy. Secondly, various solitary neuropathies may need direct testing, and the EMG may have been incomplete. Talk to your doctor, and, maybe even get second opinion. ...Read more

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What does a full bood count actually test?

What does a full bood count actually test?

CBC with diff..: This is a complete blood count with differential of wbc. This measures the red blood cell count with hemoglobin, hematocrit, red cell distribution, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, and other parameters, along with the differential white count. This includes neutrophils, bands, lymphocytes, monocytes, basophils, eosinophils. Platelets would be estimated also. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get a schrimer's test?

Tear production: Schirmer's test is a basic test of tear production. Usually is technically a basal secretory rate since it's done anesthetized with a dried fornix, then tears collected on a paper strip over 5 min, measured in mm. ...Read more

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What medical tests do you need to fast for?

What medical tests do you need to fast for?

TRIGYLICERIDES: and FASTING BLOOD SUGAR are the only ones that come to mind immediately HOWEVER am sure there are others Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean if your test is negative?

Which test?: "negative" means "not there" rather than "bad", necessarily. I'm sorry no one was able to answer. Let us know which test and what the result was. ...Read more

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Suspected pregance but nective test results?

Suspected pregance but nective test results?

See below: Please consult this site to see if you have signs of pregnancy, if you do and have missed your period, do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be ultrasound exam. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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Other test are normal and protection is 100?

Clarify: Please provide more details and rephrase your question so that we can attempt to answer it. ...Read more