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Glossary for Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic, autosomal dominant

  • Brittle nails: thinning of the nail plate
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital conditions -- physical defects: Congenital (birth) defects causing a physical structure defect (rather than metabolic).
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Ectodermal dysplasia: A group of rare inherited conditions which affect the ectodermal skin layer which includes the skin, hair, teeth and nails.
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hair conditions: Any disorder the affects the hair
  • Hay-Wells Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by ankyloblepharon, ectodermal dysplasia, and cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
  • Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: An inherited disorder involving the developmental abnormalities during the fetal stage that can affect the skin, hair, nails, teeth and sweat glands. This form of ectodermal dysplasia is characterized by a reduced ability to sweat due to a lack of sweat glands or dysfunction of present sweat glands.
  • Low nasal bridge: Low nasal bridge refers to an unusually low uppermost boney part of the nose.
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Nail conditions: Any condition that affects the nail
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome: A rare genetic multi-system disorder characterized by skin, teeth, hair and/or nail abnormalities, reduced ability to sweat and oral clefts.
  • Reduced sweating: A reduction in the ability of the body to sweat
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin

 

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