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Rare disease causes an extreme sensitivity to sunlight
Everyone has sun-sensitive skin. It’s the reason we tan and sunburn. It’s why freckles, age spots, and skin cancers appear. Some people are born more sun sensitive than others. People who have an extreme sensitivity to sunlight are born with a rare disease known as xeroderma (zer-o-der-ma) pigmentosum (pig-men-toe-sum). They must take extreme measures to protect