Xeroderma Pigmentosum is a very rare skin disorder where a person is highly sensitive to sunlight (photosensitive), has premature skin aging and is prone to developing skin cancers.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum is caused by a defect in one of the genes that is responsible for repairing cell damage caused by UV light. This defect leads to cancerous cells or cell death It is an autosomally recessive inherited disease.
Couples who are each carriers of the xeroderma pigmentosum trait are at greater risk of producing a child with xeroderma pigmentosum.
Some of the most common symptoms are:
Usually Xeroderma Pigmentosum is detected between the ages of 1 and 2 years old. Blood and urine samples are taken to measure the DNA repair factor.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for xeroderma pigmentosum. The main goal of treatment is to protect the patient from UV exposure and thus prevent the damaging effects it can have on the skin.
Yes. Most people with Xeroderma Pigmentosum have normal sexual development and functioning, and they are able to have children. The probability of a person with xeroderma pigmentosum having a child with xeroderma pigmentosum is very small.
Many patients with Xeroderma Pigmentosum die at an early age from skin cancers. However, if a person is diagnosed early, does not have severe neurological symptoms or has a mild variant, and takes all the precautionary measures to avoid exposure to UV light, they may survive beyond middle age.
The treatment cost depends on the type of treatment followed.
In general, a single consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor would cost you about INR 1000/-.
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