Xeroderma pigmentosum



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XP: Xeroderma pigmentosum

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This material has been produced by different specialists including a dermatologist focused on XP of the Sant Joan de Déu children's hospital in Barcelona (Dra. Asunción Vicente), and has been reviewed by different empowered caregivers of XP patients: Xènia Aranda, mother of a child with XP, president of the Spanish XP association and Ferran Aranda, grandfather of a child with XP and treasurer of the Spanish XP association (Spain).

Last modified
21 October 2019