One-In-A-Million Case: Young Woman Is Allergic To Daylight Because Of The Rare And Extreme Skin Disorder
April 25, 2018 17:38
Most people enjoy the sun and the daylight. But for some, it has a very dangerous side.
Lizzie Tenney, from Utah, is allergic to sunlight due to an extremely rare condition – xeroderma pigmentosum. There are only 3 hundred diagnosed cases in the United States, so the 22-year-old is one in a million with this skin disorder.
How does it manifest?
This inherited condition hinders the person's skin DNA repair once exposed to ultraviolet (UV). It may even lead to skin cancer, impaired vision, and neurological problems. In Tenney’s case, she's already had 43 skin cancer surgeries!