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What's ectodermal dysplasia?

What's 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.

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http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002440/. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Ectodermal Dysplasia (Definition)

Ectodermal dysplasia = group of syndromes/disorder affecting structure of ectodermal origin (such as skin, hair, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Ectodermal dysplasia?

What is the definition or description of: Ectodermal dysplasia?

Ectodermal dysplasia: Ectodermal dysplasia = group of syndromes/disorder affecting structure of ectodermal origin (such as skin, hair, nails, teeth, sweat glands). ...Read more

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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. I'm not sure if my child will come up with the same condition.?

I have ectodermal dysplasia. I'm 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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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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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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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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I was just told I had hip dysplasia, I was given and anti-inflammatory medicine. Is that really the best treatment?

I was just told I had hip dysplasia, I was given and anti-inflammatory medicine. Is that really the best treatment?

Yes: It is a reasonable choice for the initial treatment. Options are rather limited other than medications or surgery. ...Read more

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I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis?

Here are some. ..: It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a
10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...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

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What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stature, commonly called "dwarfism.". ...Read more

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Skeletal dysplasia? What exactly is this andbwhat are symptoms?

Dwarfism: Disproportionately short stature dwarfism is skeletal dysplasia and it is officially osteochondrodysplasia. There are around 200 different disorders. These people have changes of cartilage and bone growth and can develop changes such as abnormal shape and size of the bones, . ...Read more

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What is cleidocranial dysplasia?

Bone disease..: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a condition that primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. It can be inherited from one affected parent, or be a new mutation in an affected individual. It is important for a patient with this disease to see a geneticist. They can help coordinate care with other specialists (bone doctors, dentists) for this disease. ...Read more

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No evidence of malignancy or dysplasia?

No evidence of malignancy or dysplasia?

Sounds good: But that report has to be taken in context with the circumstances (kind of cancer, type of biopsy, any abnormalities in scans, etc.). Whosoever ordered the test should go over it with you. Hope is real. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fibromuscular dysplasia?

Yes: It's non-atherosclerotic narrowing of arteries that can cause ischemia (circulation deficiency) and necrosis (heart attack) but occurs in younger people who without atherosclerotic risk factors. ...Read more

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What's the difference between metaplasia and dysplasia?

What's the difference between metaplasia and dysplasia?

Benign vs precancer: Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area. It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is usually done. Dysplasia, on the other hand, is a pre-cancerous change. Dysplasia can be mild or severe and usually requires surveillance or treatment. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Had a 6mm Tubervillous polyp removed Showed high grade dysplasia in some areas. Have to repeat in 6 months be of piecemeal. Should I be concerned?

Had a 6mm Tubervillous polyp removed Showed high grade dysplasia in some areas. Have to repeat in 6 months be of piecemeal. Should I be concerned?

Follow-up testing: Do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up testing. You need not be concerned.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have had 2 colposcopies showing low grade dysplasia. I am due for another colposcopie soon but want an iud. Can I have one before the my colposcopie?

Yes: Deciding to place an iud should have no effect on management of your abnormal pap smear. At the present, careful surveillance (as you are undergoing) for low grade dysplasia is the most reasonable approach. An std screen (which you probably already have had) is appropriate prior to placement of an iud. ...Read more

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What is cervical dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read more

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Is level 3 dysplasia cancer?

Is level 3 dysplasia cancer?

No but need followup: Type iii dysplasia (pap smear) itself is not cancer means had severe abnormal cells need careful further evaluation, for cancer cells with out invasion (in situ cancer). Must be followed with close observation for any change. ...Read more

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What causes Cervical dysplasia?

What causes Cervical dysplasia?

Usually HPV virus: Dysplasia is one of the early steps in mucosal transformation. The phenotypic structure of the mucosal cells begins to transform toward malignant phenotype and can be picked up on Pap. With newer monoclonals defining the immunogenic protein characterizing cervical Ca changes, normal mucosal cells can be shown to expression tumor protein even though the cells look normal, the ImmunoPap. ...Read more

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What is this cervical dysplasia?

Precancerous cells: These are abnormal cells in the cervix that have a potential to turn into cancer but are not yet a cancer. ...Read more

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What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Lung scarring: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition of airway & lung scarring that occurs in premi's & micro premi's during their prolonged need for ventilation or oxygen in those critical weeks. Xrays are seen to gradually change to show the characteristic patterns that correlate with pathology seen under the microscope when a kid doesn't survive. ...Read more

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What is spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia?

SED is a term…: …describing a group of disorders involving abnormal growth (dysplasia) of the spine (spondylo) & of the growing ends of bones (epiphyseal). It results in disproportionately short trunk & many other abnormalities. The following website covers the topic very thoroughly: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1260836-overview. ...Read more

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Is spondylometaphyseal dysplasia curable?

Is spondylometaphyseal dysplasia curable?

Not usually: Not curable. Deformities of spine and long bones occurs. Some shortening and dwarfism. No cure for this congenital dysplasia. Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia is a genetic disorder with features similar to those of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, including a short trunk, short-limbed dwarfism, near-sightedness, cleft palate, pectus (chest wall) deformities, and lumbar lordosis (swayback). ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical dysplasia?

HPV: The overwhelming majority of cervical dyplasia is caused by hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv is a virus transmitted sexually. Most cases of hpv will resolve on their own but some cases will persist and lead to precancerous (dysplasia) changes in the cervix. Some cases of cervical dysplasia can progress to cervical cancer so proper follow up with your doctor is key. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dysplasia (Definition)

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