Xeroderma Pigmentosum – A Social Stigma Report in Two Siblings and Literature Review

  • Tushar Jagzape Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, J.N.Medical College, Sawangi(M), Wardha
  • Arunita Bagga Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, J.N.Medical College, Sawangi(M), Wardha
  • Amol Gupta Resident, Department of Pediatrics, J.N.Medical College, Sawangi(M), Wardha
  • Damodhar Balpande Professor and unit incharge, Department of Pediatrics, J.N.Medical College, Sawangi(M), Wardha

Abstract

Xeroderma pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive, rare pigmentary atrophic disease of childhood that progresses to early development of senile changes in sun-exposed skin. Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) was first described in 1874 by Hebra and Kaposi. In 1882, Kaposi coined the term xeroderma pigmentosum for the condition, referring to its characteristic dry, pigmented skin. Xeroderma pigmentosum is also known as DeSanctis- Cacchione syndrome.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v38i1.20026

Bangladesh J Child Health 2014; VOL 38 (1) : 40-43

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2014-08-16
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Jagzape, T., Bagga, A., Gupta, A., & Balpande, D. (2014). Xeroderma Pigmentosum – A Social Stigma Report in Two Siblings and Literature Review. Bangladesh Journal of Child Health, 38(1), 40-43. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v38i1.20026
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Case Reports