A case of xeroderma pigmentosum with associated band-shaped nodular dystrophy of the cornea is discussed. Band-shapped nodular dystrophy of the cornea usually occurs in elderly Bantu men. Band-shaped nodular dystrophy in a young Bantu man suffering from a genetically determined solar sensitive disease lends credence to the possibility that band-shaped nodular dystrophy is a solar sensitive disease, as has so often been postulated.
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