Home > Medical Reference > Encyclopedia (English)

Toggle: English / Spanish

Ask Our Experts

Get answers to your specific medical questions from Kernan Hospital experts.

Note: This is for informational purposes only. Doctors cannot provide a diagnosis via e-mail.

 

Related Content

Kernan Hospital

Our Services

Patient Success Stories

Our Doctors

Displasia ectodérmica - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Displasia ectodérmica anhidrótica; Síndrome de Christ-Siemens-Touraine

Definición:

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.

Referencias

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.

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
adam.com