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Whats ectodermal dysplasia?

Whats ectodermal dysplasia?

Many types...: Ectodermal dysplasia is a group of conditions in which there is abnormal development of the skin, hair, nails, teeth, or sweat glands. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002440/. ...Read more

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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more


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How do you treat ectodermal dysplasia at home if it is still early?

How do you treat ectodermal dysplasia at home if it is still early?

Very serious illness: The key is avoiding heat and dehydration if the person has no sweat glands, and managing whatever other problems may exist. There are dozens of types. Each needs specialist evaluation. ...Read more

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I have ectodermal dysplasia. Im not sure if my child will come up with the same condition.?

I have ectodermal dysplasia. Im not sure if my child will come up with the same condition.?

Genetics vary: There are different types of ectodermal dysplasia. Some are x-linked recessive and some are autosomal dominant. So depending on which parent has the condition, children could be free from the condition, be carriers, or have the disease. This would depend on the type of ectodermal dysplasia that the parent has. ...Read more

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Why do people with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia tend to have sparse hair?

The genes affected..: As we have learned more about the genes that are mutated in this disorder, we are starting to better understand why patients develop the clinical symptoms they do. For a good overview, see: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/hypohidrotic-ectodermal-dysplasia. ...Read more

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My first baby born with ectodermal dysplasia, Any precautions I can take for the next baby?

My first baby born with ectodermal dysplasia, Any precautions I can take for the next baby?

Tough to say: Ectodermal dysplasias are a class of diseases, not a specific disease. Find out what type your first baby had, and your specialists will be able to give you accurate information regarding future children. Some types are dominant, some recessive, some only happen in male babies, and some are random. Recurrence /precautions depend on the type. There is prenatal testing available for some types ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my first baby born with ectodermal dysplasia, can I take precaution for the next baby?

What do you suggest if my first baby born with ectodermal dysplasia, can I take precaution for the next baby?

Depends: on the type of ectodermal dysplasia your first baby has. There are many types and many different inheritance patterns. If neither parent has it, the inheritance could be either autosomal recessive or X linked. (shown here) The risk to your next baby would depend on which inheritance pattern runs in your family. Ask your doctor for detailed genetic information and an estimate of recurrence risk ...Read more

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I have ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

I have ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

Ectodermal dysplasia: Ectodermal dysplasia consists of the triad of sparse hair, no (or few sweat) glands and absent (or a few ) teeth. It is a recessive x-linked transmission and therefore the full expression is seen in boys. Partial expression may be seen in female carriers due to random inactivation of the x chromosome. I believe that you have the latter form of the disease and therefore pregnancy may be safe. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

Shouldn't, but...: Your disease should not effect your pregnancy, but some forms if ectodermal dysplasia are inherited. You may need to meet with a genetic counsellor to discuss your risk. ...Read more

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How often should I be tested if I have dysplasia?

Your doctor is your : Your best guide is your doctor who gave you this diagnosis. Most such reports require follow up anywhere between 6 monthly to once yearly. Where is this dysplasia located? Please check with your doctor about further follow up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result from infections and inflammation. ...Read more