Original Article

BioMedicine

, 4:27

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Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) syndrome

  • Siew-Yin CheeAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital, China Medical University Hospital Email author 
  • , Chung-Hsing WangaAffiliated withCollege of Medicine, China Medical UniversityDepartment of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital, China Medical University Hospital
  • , Wei-De LinaAffiliated withCollege of Medicine, China Medical UniversityDepartment of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital
  • , Fuu-Jen TsaiaAffiliated withCollege of Medicine, China Medical UniversityDepartment of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital, China Medical University HospitalDepartment of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital

Abstract

Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) syndrome comprises a large, heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that are defined by primary defects in the development of 2 or more tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm. The tissues primarily involved are the skin and its appendages (including hair follicles, eccrine glands, sebaceous glands, nails) and teeth. The clinical features include sparse hair, abnormal or missing teeth, and an inability to sweat due to lack of sweat glands. One such case report of ectodermal dysplasia is presented here.

Keywords

Ectodermal dysplasia (ED)