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Hypohidrotic (anhidrotic) ectodermal dysplasia in female twins

GO Ogunrinde, RO Zubair, SO Ajike, SO Ige

Abstract


Autosomal recessive hereditary ectodermal dysplasia (HED) has not been described in sub‑Saharan Africa. It is acknowledged to be rarer than the occasionally reported x‑linked and autosomal dominant variants. We report a pair of Nigerian female twins with family history and clinical features suggestive of recessive HED, thereby showing the existence of this rare form in sub‑Saharan Africa.

Keywords: Anhidrotic, dysplasia, ectodermal, female, hypohidrotic

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice •Jan-Mar 2012 • Vol 15 • Issue 1



http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.94109
AJOL African Journals Online