TWO SIBLINGS WITH XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM, AFAR, ETHIOPIA

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Abstract


Xeroderma Pigmentosum is one of the rare autosomal-recessive skin lesions with a broad variety of clinical mani-festations that lead to cell hypersensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. In addition to extensive skin and mucosal dam-age with malignant transformation, it is characterized with ocular involvement and progressive neurologic deteri-oration. We mention the clinical characteristics of siblings xeroderma pigmentosum come to our pediatric unit, Dubti General Hospital, Afar, in two adolescent siblings from Asab, Eretria.
Key words: Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Siblings, Afar

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