Ectodermal dysplasia - Overview
Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia; Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome
Definition of Ectodermal dysplasia:
Ectodermal dysplasia is a group of conditions in which there is abnormal development of the skin, hair, nails, teeth, or sweat glands.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
There are many different types of ectodermal dysplasia.
Many gene defects can cause ectodermal dysplasias. The most common form of ectodermal dysplasia usually affects men. Other forms of the disease affect men and women equally.
- Reviewed last on: 12/11/2009
- Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washignton School of Medicine; and David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Morelli JG. Ectodermal dysplasias. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 648.
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