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Diseases

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Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia


Other Names for this Disease
  • HED
  • Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic
  • Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
  • Ectodermal dysplasia anhidrotic
  • EDA
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Treatment

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How might hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia be treated?

There is no specific treatment for HED. The condition is managed by treating the various symptoms. For patients with abnormal or no sweat glands, it is recommended that they live in places with air conditioning at home, school and work. In order to maintain normal body temperature, they should frequently drink cool liquids and wear cool clothing. Dental defects can be managed with dentures and implants. Artificial tears are used to prevent cornea damage for patients that do not produce enough tears. Surgery to repair a cleft palate is also helpful in improving speech and facial deformities.[1][2]
Last updated: 9/27/2012

References
  1. Wright JT, Grange DK, Richter MK. Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. Gene Reviews. 2006; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=x-hed.
  2. Ectodermal Dysplasia. DermNet NZ. 2009; http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/ectodermal-dysplasia.html.


Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • HED
  • Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic
  • Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
  • Ectodermal dysplasia anhidrotic
  • EDA
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.