Ectodermal Dysplasia Community
Here's a selection of information from patients & professionals to better understand Ectodermal Dysplasia.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers:
For informational purposes only. Questions regarding specific patient issues should be directed to the appropriate professionals for resolution.
Is there any way of repairing or replacing the missing gene in individuals with ectodermal dysplasia?
We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact GARD ( http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/cont... )
Is gene therap...
We cannot answer all the questions you might have, but to understand more about genetics, inheritance patterns and how things can and do go wrong please visit http://www.ectodermaldysplasia.org und...
Lack of temperature control may cause overheating at any time of year, either from atmospheric temperatures, exercise or an impending infection. If the individual with ED is not cooled down they ma...
A geneticist will be able to help determine an accurate diagnosis – you will need to obtain a referral from your doctor.
What is the difference between Anhidrotic, Anhydrotic, Hypohidrotic, and Hypohydrotic Ectodermal Dysplasias?
A person who does not sweat at all could be said to be anhidrotic. Someone whose sweat function is diminished (sweats little in response to heat or in response to stress only) could be said to be ...