Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
- Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic
- Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
- Ectodermal dysplasia anhidrotic
Your QuestionIs testing available for hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia? How can I find local specialists?
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Clinical testing is available for detection of disease causing mutations in the EDA, EDAR, and EDARADD genes. We recommend that you speak with a health care provider or a genetics professional to learn more about your testing options.
The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
- Wright JT, Grange DK, Richter MK. Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. GeneReviews. June 13, 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1112/. Accessed 1/21/2014.