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What is Facial ectodermal dysplasia?

What is Facial ectodermal dysplasia?

  • Facial ectodermal dysplasia: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by hair, teeth, nail and skin abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms is variable.

Facial ectodermal dysplasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Facial ectodermal dysplasia, or a subtype of Facial ectodermal dysplasia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Facial ectodermal dysplasia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Facial ectodermal dysplasia: Introduction

Types of Facial ectodermal dysplasia:

Broader types of Facial ectodermal dysplasia:

How serious is Facial ectodermal dysplasia?

Complications of Facial ectodermal dysplasia: see complications of Facial ectodermal dysplasia

What causes Facial ectodermal dysplasia?

Causes of Facial ectodermal dysplasia: see causes of Facial ectodermal dysplasia

What are the symptoms of Facial ectodermal dysplasia?

Symptoms of Facial ectodermal dysplasia: see symptoms of Facial ectodermal dysplasia

Complications of Facial ectodermal dysplasia: see complications of Facial ectodermal dysplasia

Can anyone else get Facial ectodermal dysplasia?

More information: see contagiousness of Facial ectodermal dysplasia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Facial ectodermal dysplasia

Facial ectodermal dysplasia: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Facial ectodermal dysplasia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Facial ectodermal dysplasia: Plastic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Facial ectodermal dysplasia.
Treatments for Facial ectodermal dysplasia: see treatments for Facial ectodermal dysplasia

Name and Aliases of Facial ectodermal dysplasia

Main name of condition: Facial ectodermal dysplasia

Other names or spellings for Facial ectodermal dysplasia:

Setleis syndrome, Bitemporal forceps marks syndrome, Focal facial dermal dysplasia type 2, FFDD type 2

Focal facial dermal dysplasia type II, Setleis syndrome, Bitemporal forceps marks syndrome, FFDD type II
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Facial ectodermal dysplasia: Related Conditions

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