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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. Characterized by sparse hair (atrichosis or hypotrichosis), abnormal or missing teeth and the inability to sweat due to the absence of sweat glands. It is the most common form of over 150 clinically distinct ectodermal dysplasias.

Acronym

XHED

Synonyms

Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome
CST syndrome
ECTD1
Ectodermal dysplasia 1
Ectodermal dysplasia 1 hypohidrotic/hair/tooth type X-linked
Ectodermal dysplasia anhidrotic
ED1
EDA
EDA1
XLHED

Keywords

Ectodermal dysplasia

 
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