Three young men affected by EEC syndrome show their hands which are missing fingers.

We empower and connect those touched by ectodermal dysplasias through education, support and research.

Our library has all sorts of information on treating and living with ectodermal dysplasias, from cosmetics and keeping cool to the search for a cure.
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A mom and dad stand with their young son who is affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

What are ectodermal dysplasias?

The ectodermal dysplasias are inherited disorders that involve defects in the hair, nails, sweat glands and teeth.  When a person has at least two types of abnormal ectodermal features—for example, malformed teeth and extremely sparse hair—the individual is identified as being affected by ectodermal dysplasia.

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