Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome has signs and symptoms that overlap considerably with those of ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-cleft lip/palate (AEC) syndrome. These two syndromes were classified as separate disorders until it was discovered that they both result from mutations in the same part of the same gene. Most researchers now consider Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome and AEC syndrome to be part of the same disease spectrum.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Absent lacrimal punctum||-|
|Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Cleft upper lip||-|
|Decreased number of sweat glands||-|
|Depressed nasal bridge||-|
|Hypoplasia of the maxilla||-|
|Hypoplastic labia majora||-|
|Recurrent otitis media||-|
|Small, conical teeth||-|
|Underdeveloped nasal alae||-|
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