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Children with this condition need total protection from sunlight. Even the light coming through windows and fluorescent bulbs is dangerous.
When these children must go out in the sun, they should wear protective clothing.
Wear high protection (SPF 70 or greater) sunscreen and very dark, UV-protected glasses. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to help prevent certain skin cancers.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society --
XP Family Support Group --
Most persons with this condition die of skin cancer early in adulthood.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you or your child has symptoms of xeroderma pigmentosa.
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