Monday, May 5, 2014

The Name

Xeroderma Pigmentosum, commonly known as XP, is as inherited condition characterized by an extreme sensitivity to Ultraviolet (UV) Rays from the Sunlight. The condition mostly affects the eyes and areas of skin exposed to the sun. In affected individuals, exposure to sunlight often causes ‘Dry Skin’ (Xeroderma) and changes in ‘Skin Coloring’ (Pigmentosum). Due to this types of combination of features this rare disorder named as ¾ ‘Xeroderma Pigmentosum’.

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