Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
Other Names for this Disease
- Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic
- Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
- Ectodermal dysplasia anhidrotic
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mutations in the EDA, EDAR, or EDARADD genes. It may be inherited in an X-linked recessive, autosomal recessive, or autosomal dominant manner depending on the genetic cause of the condition. The X-linked form is the most common form. The forms have similar signs and symptoms, however the the autosomal dominant form tends to be the mildest. Treatment of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia may include special hair care formulas or wigs, measures to prevent overheating, removal of ear and nose concretions, and dental evaluations and treatment (e.g., restorations, dental implants, or dentures).Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a genetic skin disease. Common symptoms include sparse scalp and body hair, reduced ability to sweat, and missing teeth. HED is caused by
Last updated: 1/21/2014
- 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.
- The New Zealand Dermatolgical Society's Web site has information on ectodermal dysplasia. Click on the link above to view this information page.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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