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Xeroderma pigmentosum is a disease which usually does not show a tendency to regression, although it is frequently noted to remain stationary for a number of years. A cured case is practically unknown. The tendency is decided progression toward a fatal ending, although that termination may be some years distant.
It is with the thought that the prognosis may sometimes be too severely expressed that we report the unusual remission in this case.
REPORT OF A CASE
The patient, C. H. D., a white boy, aged 8, an American, had a rather significant history. His parents were first cousins, and both were decided blonds. There were six children in the family of which number the patient was the youngest. The mother died of influenza and pneumonia on the day the patient was born. Her skin was extremely fair and without blemish. The father is living and healthy. His complexion