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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 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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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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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 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?

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?

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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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