Ectodermal Dysplasia Neurosensory Deafness

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Ectodermal dysplasia and neurosensory deafness is a rare genetic condition that affects a person’s hair, skin, teeth, and sweat glands. People with ectodermal dysplasia are usually born with wiry, brittle, and pale hair and also with milky white nails. Their skin is often dry, wrinkled, and darker in color around their joints. People with ectodermal dysplasia usually have missing teeth, or teeth that are small and pointed. Their sweat glands may not work like other peoples causing them to easily overheat. This is because they can not sweat as much as other people, meaning that they can not cool off and their body temperature can get too high. In addition to these symptoms, people with ectodermal dysplasia and neurosensory deafness have sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is a type of deafness that is caused by a physical problem in the ears, such as damage to the hairs in the ear that allow people to hear. There are various resources to help manage the condition and hearing loss. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by ectodermal dysplasia neurosensory deafness. Talk with your doctor if you or your child has been diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia and neurosensory deafness to find the best treatment for you.

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