In recent years, we have learned that one gene is now the cause for three different types of ectodermal dysplasia. Learn more about the gene called WNT10A and how it manifests.
Many mothers desire to breastfeed their baby. But, for women affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasias, they may not be successful. Findings from a research study explain why the condition can impact your ability to breastfeed. Several women share their own personal experiences.
Learn which of the 180+ different types of ectodermal dysplasia are the most common among NFED families. Update your profile with the type that affects your family. You and your love ones count!
When it comes to understanding and diagnosing ectodermal dysplasia syndromes in children, parents play a crucial role. These genetic disorders affect 1 in 10,000 births. Some symptoms can be identified during pregnancy or at birth (especially if there is a family history), many only become noticeable during later stages of growth and development, like when…
Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (HED)
Other Names: Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome
Yes! Rapp Hodgkin syndrome (RHS) and Hay Wells syndrome (HWS) were initially named after the physicians who first described the disorders in the literature in 1968 and 1976, respectively. Both pairs of physicians described an ectodermal dysplasia characterized by hair, nail, limb, and tooth abnormalities, as well by facial clefts. The only difference between the…