What are the treatment options for xeroderma pigmentosum?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Mainstays of therapy include protection from solar radiation, topical chemotherapeutic agents such as 5-FU, excision or dermabrasion of involved skin, and vigilant surveillance of all premalignant and malignant lesions. These strategies have been successful in expanding the lifespan beyond early adulthood for patients with xeroderma pigmentosum.


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