xeroderma pigmentosum

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a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn

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His condition - chronic actinic dermatitis made him allergic to light - including UVA and UVB and artificial light such as fluorescent lights in shops.
Yesterday, we told how Saicha and Dale live with an excrutiating skin condition which leaves them allergic to light. Today, the oldest known survior of the killer condition, Scot Betty Wallace, reveals how she has spent 60 years in the shadows.
Vlad is believed to have suffered from a real condition that made him allergic to light and afraid of strong smells like garlic.
April said: "A lot of people think I'm allergic to lights - it's not just that.