What is Hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia?

What is Hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia?

Hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (Clouston type), one of the group of disorders classified as ectodermal dysplasias, is characterized by abnormalities involving the nails, hair, skin, and/or teeth. This form of ectodermal dysplasia is considered “hidrotic” due to the absence of abnormalities affecting the sweat glands.

What are the symptoms of ectodermal dysplasia?


  • Abnormal nails.
  • Abnormal or missing teeth, or fewer than normal number of teeth.
  • Cleft lip.
  • Decreased skin color (pigment)
  • Large forehead.
  • Low nasal bridge.
  • Thin, sparse hair.
  • Learning disabilities.

What causes pointy teeth?

Causes. Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is a genetic condition that can result from mutations in one of several genes. These include EDA, EDAR, EDARADD, and WNT10A. EDA gene mutations are the most common cause of the disorder, accounting for more than half of all cases.

Does lack of vitamin D cause brittle nails?

Vitamin D regulates calcium levels in the body which is an essential contributor to having healthy nails. If you find yourself with brittle and weak nails, it could mean a lack of Vitamin D.

What deficiency causes brittle nails?

– A deficiency in B-complex vitamins, especially biotin, will produce ridges along the nail bed. – A diet lacking in calcium contributes to dry, brittle nails. – A lack of folic acid and vitamin C can lead to hangnails. – Insufficient dietary essential oils, like omega-3, cause cracking.

What causes ectodermal dysplasia?

The different types of ectodermal dysplasia are caused by the mutation or deletion of certain genes located on different chromosomes. Because ectodermal dysplasias are caused by a genetic defect they may be inherited or passed down the family line.

What is treatment for ectodermal dysplasia?

There is no specific treatment for ectodermal dysplasia.

How is ectodermal dysplasia caused?

Can you be born with pointy teeth?

Missing or pointed teeth is one of the symptoms of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED). HED is a syndrome experienced by about 70% of our NFED families.