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Ectodermal Dysplasias


Synonyms of Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Anhidrotic X-Linked Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Anodontia
  • Book Syndrome
  • Chaund's Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Chondroectodermal Dysplasias
  • Christ-Siemans-Touraine Syndrome
  • Cloustons Syndrome
  • Curly Hair-Ankyloblephanon-NailDysplasia
  • Dentooculocutaneous Syndrome
  • Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasias Clefting Syndrome
  • Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome
  • Facial Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Freire-Maia Syndrome
  • Gorlin's Syndrome
  • Hidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasias, Autorecessive
  • Hypoplastic Enamel-Onycholysis-Hypohidrosis
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Marshall's Ectodermal Dysplasias With Ocular nad Hearing Defects
  • Monilethrix
  • Naegeli Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Nail Dystrophy-Deafness Syndrome
  • Oculodentodigital Syndrome
  • Odontotrichomelic Syndrome
  • Onychotrichodysplasia with Neutropenia
  • Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome (Type I)
  • Otodental Dysplasia
  • Pachyonychia Congenita
  • Palmoplantar Hyperkeratosis and Alopecia
  • Rapp-Hodgkin Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Robertson's Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Rosselli-Gulienatti Syndrome
  • Schopf-Schultz-Passarge Syndrome
  • Stevanovic's Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Tooth and Nail Syndrome
  • Trichodento Osseous Syndrome
  • Trichorhinophalangeal Syndrome
  • Triphalangeal Thumbs-Hypoplastic Distal Phalanges-Onychodystrophy
  • Witkop Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Xeroderma, Talipes, and Enamel Defect


General Discussion
The Ectodermal Dysplasias are a group of hereditary, non-progressive syndromes in which the affected tissue derives primarily from the ectodermal germ layer. The skin, its derivatives, and some other organs are involved. A predisposition to respiratory infections, due to a somewhat depressed immune system and to defective mucous glands in parts of the respiratory tract, is the most life threatening characteristic of this group of disorders.



Organizations related to Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
    108 Charlton Lane
    Glos. None GL53 9EA
    Phone #: +44- 12-42 261332
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: diana@ectodermaldysplasia.org
    Home page: http://www.ectodermaldysplasia.org
  • Let Them Hear Foundation
    1900 University Ave #101
    East Palo Alto CA 94303
    Phone #: 650-462-3143
    800 #: 877-735-2929
    e-mail: info@letthemhear.org
    Home page: http://www.letthemhear.org
  • Locks of Love
    234 Southern Blvd.
    West Palm Beach FL 33405
    Phone #: 561-833-7332
    800 #: 888-896-1588
    e-mail: info@locksoflove.org
    Home page: http://www.locksoflove.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains NY 10605
    Phone #: 914-428-7100
    800 #: 888-663-4637
    e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
  • NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
    1 NOHIC Way
    Bethesda MD 20892-3500
    Phone #: 301-402-7364
    800 #: --
    e-mail: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov
  • National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
    410 East Main Street
    Mascoutah IL 62258-0114
    Phone #: 618-566-2020
    800 #: --
    e-mail: info@nfed.org
    Home page: http://www.nfed.org
  • Pachyonychia Congenita Project
    2386 East Heritage Way
    Salt Lake City UT 84109
    Phone #: 877-628-7300
    800 #: 877-628-7300
    e-mail: mary.schwartz@pachyonychia.org
    Home page: http://www.pachyonychia.org



For a Complete Report

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