Xedorma The Explora

Dorma, Dorma

Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Is an autosomal recessive disorder. This means you must have two copies of an abnormal gene in order for the disease or trait to develop.

why ? and how ?

Ultraviolet light, such as from sunlight, damages the genetic material (DNA) in skin cells. Normally, the body repairs this damage, but in persons with xeroderma. As a result, the skin gets very thin and patches of varying color (splotchy pigmentation) appear

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Causes of Dorma

The condition also causes spidery blood vessels in the skin (telangiectasia) and skin cancer. Skin cancer often occurs before the child is 5 years old.

Symptoms

  • Sunburn that does not heal after just a little bit of sun exposure
  • Blistering after just a little bit of sun exposure
  • Spider-like blood vessels under the skin
  • Patches of discolored skin that get worse
  • Crusting of the skin
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Oozing raw skin surface
  • Discomfort when being in bright light (photophobia)
  • Skin cancer