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Xeroderma pigmentosum



Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a rare condition that affects the skin. Its main characteristics are photosensitivity, pigmentary changes, and others. Different genes can be mutated giving place to different types of XP and different symptoms. These genes are involved in the DNA repair pathways making difficult for the cells in the dermis (the outer layer of the skin) to edit and correct mutations induced by UV exposure.


In this content, you will find a general introduction to the skin, the disease and how it is diagnosed. Preventive measures are very important. The content will be updated to be at the state of the art.