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Xeroderma pigmentosum in three consecutive siblings of a Nigerian family: observations on oculocutaneous manifestations in black African children
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    About a series of xeroderma pigmentosum in nothern Nigeria
    Dear Editor,

    This series is certainly the largest ever reported in west Africa [1]. However, it is worth noting that Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) has already been described in two Mauritanian half cousins in France [2]. Two isolated cases have been reported in Senegal and Cameroon, respectively [3,4]. The skin of black people, rich in melanin provides some protection from the oncogenic effects of ultraviolet rays. It is possib...

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