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

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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