Monday, April 21, 2014

Signs & Symptoms of Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) ..... (1/3)

Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) usually has 3 stages:


The 1st stage occurs around 6 months after birth (though the skin appears normal at the time of birth) with the following signs:

Ê Areas exposed to the sun such as the face show a reddening of the skin with scaling and frecking. Irregular dark spots may also begin to appear.
Ê The changes in skin progress the neck and lower legs. In severe cases the trunk may be involves.
Ê In the winter months these changes may diminish



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