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Le xeroderma pigmentosum et ses manifestations oculaires. A propos du premier cas camerounais [Xeroderma pigmentosum and its ocular manifestations. The first case in Cameroon].
Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
We report a case of xeroderma pigmentosum in a 9-year-old back Cameroonian boy. The diagnosis was based on typical clinical presentation of the disease: cutaneous atrophy, hypepigmented macules, and areas of depigmentation on sun exposed regions of the skin. Multiple tumoral lesions were localized on the head. Ocular findings were also present: conjunctival hyperemia, peripheral corneal opacification. Excision of the tumors and potoprotection was proposed for this patient. The role of tribal black African marriage traditions in disease transmission is discussed.
African Continental Ancestry Group, Atrophy, Cameroon, Child, Cornea/blood supply, Corneal Diseases/diagnosis, Corneal Diseases/etiology, Female, Humans, Hyperemia/diagnosis, Hyperemia/etiology, Male, Skin/pathology, Skin Neoplasms/diagnosis, Xeroderma Pigmentosum/diagnosis, Xeroderma Pigmentosum/pathology
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