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A Case of Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Burkhard Aschhoff* and Wassil Nowicky

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000302

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    • Nowicky Pharma & Ukrainian Anti-Cancer Institute, Austria
    • Corresponding author: Burkhard Aschhoff, Nowicky Pharma & Ukrainian Anti-Cancer Institute, Margaretenstr, 7, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Received: August 07, 2017;   Published: August 28, 2017

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Daniel was a case of Xeroderma pigmentosum, which was confirmed by genetic examinations at the University of Tübingen. The skin of patients which is exposed to light develops malignant tumors as a result of the light rays because the skin is not able to render the UV light harmless. As Daniel was between the ages of 6 and 16 a total of 56 partly disfiguring operations were necessary, especially on the face. He had already had all forms of skin cancer from the relatively harmless basal cell carcinoma to malignant melanoma and it is almost a miracle that these tumors had not already killed him.