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Definition

A form of ectodermal dysplasia, a heterogeneous group of disorders due to abnormal development of two or more ectodermal structures such as hair, teeth, nails and sweat glands, with or without any additional clinical sign. Each combination of clinical features represents a different type of ectodermal dysplasia. ECTD4 is characterized by complete alopecia, hypotricosis and nail dystrophy in all digits. There is no evidence of any other abnormality. Inheritance can be autosomal dominant or recessive.

Acronym

ECTD4

Synonyms

Ectodermal dysplasia pure hair-nail type

Keywords

Ectodermal dysplasia
Hypotrichosis

 
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