Flashcards in Integrated Clinical Correlation Deck (9)
What causes albinism?
Defect in melanin production
What is a common mutation/problem in patients with Xeroderma Pigmentosum?
Nucleotide excision repair
What areXP patients at risk for?
Very high risk: Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
High risk: melanoma
What other cancers are XP patients at risk for?
Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
What are carcinogens for XP patients to avoid?
Occupational (dyes, etc)
Secondary symptoms of XP?
Corneal clouding and ulceration
Most XP patients live beyond age ___.
What is anticipation?