Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a group of rare inherited skin disorders characterized by a heightened reaction to sunlight
(photosensitivity) with skin blistering occurring after exposure to the sun. In some cases, pain and blistering may occur
immediately after contact with sunlight. Acute sunburn and persistent redness or inflammation of the skin (erythema) are also
early symptoms of XP. In most cases, these symptoms may be apparent immediately after birth or occur within the next three
years. In other cases, symptoms may not develop until later in childhood or, more rarely, may not be recognized until adulthood.
Other symptoms of XP may include discolorations, weakness and fragility, and/or scarring of the skin.
Xeroderma pigmentosum affects the eyes as well as the skin, has been associated with several forms of skin cancer, and,
in some cases, may occur along with dwarfism, mental retardation, and/or delayed development
Credit to - www.rarediseases.org
Please help the poor people with Xeroderma Pigmentosum by donating to the charity listed below.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society, Inc.
437 Snydertown Rd
Here is another charity/organization to help out Xeroderma Pigmentosum:
Univ of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
Department of Path
Newark, NJ 07103-2714