Title : Xeroderma Pigmentosa
Definition - Xeroderma Pigmentosa in general terms is defined as the over production of melanin resulting in dry, flat, and dark patches.
Causes – The causes can be several right from actinic keratosis, Dennie-Morgan folds, Acanthosis Nigricans, post inflammatory pigmentation, neurodermatitis or Lichen Simplex Chronicles to PCOS, aging, and other idiopathic causes.
Pathology – Keratinocytes multiply with exposure to UV radiation and sunlight in the absence of Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex and other vitamins. This gives rise to squamous cell epitheliomata by division of stem cells in the basal layer of the epidermis. They die in the granular layer and become flattened, anucleated, brick-like cells. They also affect sebum production making them dry, scaly, and leathery.
Treatment – The skin generally tends to repairs itself over time. However, the Fitzpatrick classification determines the line of treatment. A variety of treatments are available since every case is different and has to be evaluated based on the patient’s history and needs. With a combination of external and internal treatment options, impeccable results can be achieved.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- With my presentation, I am going to outline the treatment plan based on the cause which will help my fellow colleagues further help their patients overcome this difficult problem successfully
- Although simple, these are thoughtfully designed to be practical, and promise achievable results
- With my decades of experience having dealt with various such cases, not only will the patients benefit but also the community at large with more doctors being able to offer support efficiently while also earning their name (and money)