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Image Number 455 (Xeroderma pigmentosum)

Nodule,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Xeroderma pigmentosum

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: M

Age: 12

Type: Clinical

Description: Multiple skin cancers on the arm

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Xeroderma pigmentosum is a term used to describe abnormal or absent DNA repair mechanisms which are inherited.Sun exposure leads to skin cancers occuring at a very early age.This photosensitivity is present from birth.

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