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Displasia ectodérmica - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Displasia ectodérmica anhidrótica; Síndrome de Christ-Siemens-Touraine


Es un grupo de afecciones en las cuales hay un desarrollo anormal de la piel, el cabello, las uñas, los dientes o las glándulas sudoríparas.

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

Existen muchos tipos diferentes de displasia ectodérmica.

Muchos defectos en genes pueden causar displasias ectodérmicas. La forma más común de displasia ectodérmica generalmente afecta a los hombres. Otras formas de la enfermedad afectan a hombres y mujeres por igual.

  • Reviewed last on: 12/11/2009
  • Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washignton School of Medicine; and David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


Morelli JG. Ectodermal dysplasias. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 648.

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