2018, Number 1
Dermatología Cosmética, Médica y Quirúrgica 2018; 16 (1)
Non Invasive Preventive and Therapeutic Options to Treat Non Melanoma Cancer in Pediatric Cases with Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Cheirif-Wolosky O, Palacios-López C
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ABSTRACTXeroderma pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by skin hypersensitivity to ultraviolet (uv) light with an elevated risk of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma since infancy. There are multiple noninvasive therapeutic options to treat these patients. Among the options there are topical treatments, some of them have been tested in patients with xeroderma pigmentosum, but others have not yet been evaluated. Among the options we have imiquimod, 5-fluorouracil and igenol mebutate. Systemic retinoids are used for chemoprevention and topical and systemic sunblocks are also part of the preventive treatment. There are other innovative treatments such as photolyase and endonuclease t4n5. We will revew each one of them in detail.