Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Authors

  • Muhammad Ahmad Ghazi
  • Amna Maqsood
  • Yasir Akram
  • Muhammad Arshad Cheema

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v11i4.1122

Keywords:

Xeroderma Pigmentosum. Cockayne Syndrome. Hereditary Diseases. DNA Repair. Skin Neoplasms. Heredity. Population Groups. Melanoma. Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome.

Abstract

Xeroderma pigmentosum comprises of a heterogeneous group of autosomal recessive hereditary diseases, which are characterized by a number of clinical characteristics and abnormal DNA repair mechanism. These patients are prone to multiple cutaneous malignancies at an early stage in life. We present 2 cases of xeoderma pigmentosum with malignant melanoma and conclude that such cases must be identified at an early stage and properly educated to protect themselves from malignancies.

Published

2016-05-03

How to Cite

Ghazi, M. A., Maqsood, A., Akram, Y., & Cheema, M. A. (2016). Xeroderma Pigmentosum. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 11(4). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v11i4.1122

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