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What is Ectodermal Dysplasia ?

The term ''ectodermal dysplasia'' defines a heterogeneous group of heritable disorders of the skin and its appendages characterized by the defective development of two or more ectodermal derivatives, including hair, teeth, nails, sweat glands and their modified structures (i.e. ceruminous, mammary and ciliary glands). The spectrum of clinical manifestations is wide and may include additional manifestations from other ectodermal, mesodermal and endodermal structures.

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The story of William, a life with ectodermal dysplasia (written by his dad)

by Dadi published about 1 month ago
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Hello I am William born on 14.08.2014 in Italy. I came to the world in the 38th week. At birth a wound was formed on the back of my head. I don’t k...

Jose´s Testimony in Brief. Enjoy it !

by jose1967 published 7 months ago
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I was born with ED in a hot summer day of August. It happened in Madrid (Spain) and I always wonder how I survived in such weather conditions with ...