MEANING OF XERODERMA

MEANING OF XERODERMA

xeroderma n. a mild form of the hereditary disorder *ichthyosis, in which the skin develops slight dryness and forms branlike scales. It is common in the elderly. Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare genetically determined disorder (see GENODERMATOSIS)  in  which  there  is  an  inherited  defect  in the *DNA repair mechanism in the skin, which corrects ultraviolet radiation damage; this leads to multiple skin cancers. Affected individuals must avoid exposure to sunlight.

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