xeroderma


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xer·o·der·ma

 (zîr′ō-dûr′mə) also xe·ro·der·mi·a (-mē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.

xeroderma

(ˌzɪərəʊˈdɜːmə) or

xerodermia

n
1. (Pathology) any abnormal dryness of the skin as the result of diminished secretions from the sweat or sebaceous glands
2. (Pathology) another name for ichthyosis
xerodermatic, ˌxeroˈdermatous, xerodermic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xeroderma - a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
ichthyosis - any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
xeroderma pigmentosum - a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light
Translations

xe·ro·der·ma

, xerodermia
n. xeroderma, piel excesivamente seca.
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According to Dr Sarkar, other risk factors include chronic infection by HPV (human papilloma virus), HIV, Vitamin A deficiency, xeroderma pigmentosum (a genetic disorder in which there is a decreased ability to repair DNA damage such as that caused by UV light) and chronic irritants, among others.
Katie has been sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition (xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP), a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight with accompanying neurodegeneration.
Nicola Miller's son, Eddison, was just one year old when he was diagnosed with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a condition that causes sufferers to be extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light.
Theresa May commemorated Nicola Miller, from Aberdeen, and her sister Rebecca Stewart, now based in Kent, for raising awareness of the very rare condition xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) through their charity, the Teddington Trust after Nicola's son, Eddison, was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of one.
Alice, from Carlisle, and Thapelo, from South Africa, were chosen to highlight the difficulty of living with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) - a rare genetic condition that makes them extremely sensitive to sunlight.
Physical examination revealed height of 126 cm, weight of 25 kg, and characteristic findings of Cockayne syndrome including microcephaly, short stature, and xeroderma pigmentosum.
It is said that the disruption of an enzyme called xeroderma pigmentosum group A (XPA) that repairs damaged skin from UV rays may be the reason for it.
Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group D (XPD) is a major component of the NER pathway which involved in recognition and repair of a variety of bulky DNA lesions such as pyrimidine dimmers or other chemical or photo adducts.
We present the case of a 3-year old girl with clinical manifestations typical of XP-CS, an extremely rare combination of Xeroderma Pigmentosum and Cockayne Syndrome.
[3, 4] Risk factors for malignant melanocytic lesions are both genetic and environmental, specially sunlight exposure in light coloured skin people, family history of melanomas, presence of multiple melanocytic nevi, xeroderma pigmentosum and dysplastic nevi.
British man Alex, 25, suffers from a one-in-a-million condition called Xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disorder in which they are 10,000 times more sensitive to UV rays than the average person, and it causes severe burns on skin after just minutes of sun exposure.