Causes and Recommendations for Respiratory Issues in Ectodermal Dysplasias

Are individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias at increased risk for respiratory problems? Our families often ask this question. In this article, Dr. Timothy J. Fete has the answer. He shares findings from numerous research studies over the years that investigated different types of ectodermal dysplasias and the respiratory issues affected individuals reported. Learn what causes…

Ectodermal Dysplasia Syndromes and Limb Abnormalities

While the skin, hair, teeth, nails and sweat glands are the primary body parts affected by ectodermal dysplasias, the hands and feet can also be impacted. Learn about two of subtypes of ectodermal dysplasias which include these limb abnormalities: ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC) syndrome and ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome. These syndromes both involve…

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth abnormalities in the general population. Dr. Dana Jackson shares statistics of how many are affected and within races. Cleft lip and cleft palate is a key feature in two different types of ectodermal dysplasias: ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC) syndrome and ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome. In…

Breastfeeding Guide for Women Affected by Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Women who have hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) or who are carriers of x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) can face challenges when they begin breastfeeding such as trouble producing milk. We recommend that you make a breastfeeding plan with your doctor or alactation specialist. Use this article to learn about how XLHED affects the breast and…