publication . Article . 2005

Pigmented xerodermoid - Report of three cases

Jayanta Kumar Das; Asok Gangopadhyay;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, volume 71, issue 1, pages 41-43 (issn: 0378-6323, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Pigmented xerodermoid, a rare genodermatosis, presents with clinical features and pathology similar to xeroderma pigmentosum, but at a later age. DNA repair replication is normal, but there is total depression of DNA synthesis after exposure to UV radiation. Two siblings in their teens and a man in his thirties with features of pigmented xerodermoid, e.g. photophobia, freckle-like lesions, keratoses, dryness of skin, and hypo- and hyper-pigmentation, are described. Although classically the onset of pigmented xerodermoid is said to be delayed till third to fourth decade of life, it seems the disease may appear earlier in the tropics. Early diagnosis and managemen...
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Medical Subject Headings: sense organs
free text keywords: Xeroderma pigmentosum, Infectious Diseases, Dermatology, lcsh:Dermatology, lcsh:RL1-803, medicine.disease, medicine, Pigmented xerodermoid, Photophobia, medicine.symptom, Genodermatosis, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Pathology, DNA repair
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