Xeroderma pigmentosum is a group of rare skin disorders that
makes the skin very sensitive to sunlight. The disease stops the body from
repairing cell damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Children who inherit this disease have skin problems soon after
birth. Changes in the pigment of the skin can lead to many skin cancers. The
disease sometimes affects the eyes. And it may cause delayed development or
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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