Ectodermal Dysplasia

Category:
Inherited Multisystem Disorder

Prevalence:
In The US: 7 cases per 10,000 births

Resources:
U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Organization for Rare Disorders

 

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Ectodermal Dysplasia is not a single disorder, but a group of closely related conditions of which more than 150 different syndromes have been identified. The Ectodermal Dysplasias are inherited genetic disorders which was first introduced in 1929 to describe a number of conditions that are present at or shortly after birth in which two or more of the body’s ectodermal structures (e.g hair, teeth, nails, sweat glands) fail to develop or grow properly (dysplasia).

The syndromes are usually non-progressive and generally do not affect overall lifespan.

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