A Brief Look at Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP

550 WordsJan 31, 20182 Pages
Good morning/afternoon, Let me start by saying, if I asked you to list 10 medical conditions, could you? What about if I asked you to give me a rough estimate of how many diseases you think there are? Let me tell you that there is roughly 6000 rare and unidentified diseases and over 12000 diseases sensibly noted and categorised. Our assignment was to choose one medical condition so I thought instead of choosing a commonly named one, I would choose one that many of you had not realised existed. The Medical condition I will talk about today is Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP for short. XP is commonly known for its ‘Vampire’ characteristics. This is a rare medical condition which basically involves a person being exceptionally sun sensitive from UV rays of sunlight. This certain condition affects the eyes but can also be holistic if exposed to sun light. Within saying that there is also 8 different types which can vary from the asperity, to the signs or symptoms. This disease usually begins in infancy or childhood and can be inherited. While DNA is being repaired there is a mutation that interferes, causing this inconvenience; so when DNA is not being repaired efficiently there becomes a build-up, a build-up of uncontrolled cell growth and division which commonly results in cancerous tumours. A Major cancerous form that can be derived from Xeroderma Pigmentosum is skin cancer which can occur multiple times during your life. The most common areas susceptible to the cancerous

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