Key Points about Ectodermal Dysplasia

  • These disorders are caused by genetic abnormalities.
  • There is currently no cure available, but there are many treatment options to help with the symptoms.

Ectodermal dysplasia causes

Several genetic abnormalities cause this condition. These genetic abnormalities can either be passed down from a parent or can occur before or after fertilization.

Ectodermal dysplasia risk factors

The genetic abnormalities that cause these disorders can be passed down from parent to child if one or both parents are affected.

Ectodermal dysplasia symptoms

There are many symptoms for this condition that come in a variety of levels. The can include teeth mutations, fragile and small amounts of hair, irregular fingernails, not being able to sweat and other skin issues.

Ectodermal dysplasia diagnosis

In most cases, diagnosis occurs after birth when the symptoms become prevalent. A genetic test is usually ordered to officially confirm the diagnosis.

Ectodermal dysplasia treatment

Ectodermal dysplasia is typically treated with conservative and preventative measures. Your child may require genetic (usually blood tests) or specialized dermatologic testing. Our geneticist, pediatric dental team and pediatric dermatologists can offer comprehensive team care for your child