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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 223-228

The Ectodermal Dysplasias : Severe Palmoplantar Hyperkeratosis And Chronic Angular Cheilitis

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Vikram K Mahajan

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The ectodermal dysplasias are congenital, non-progressive and diffuse disorders affecting primarily the tissues derived from ectoderm. Over a period, their classification has become confusing due to indiscriminate use of them “ectodermal dysplasia” for numerous syndromes with a defect in one or more epidermal defect in each element of skin; their precise classification appears difficult as yet. Only X-linked recessive ectodermal dysplasia (Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome) remains best defined. This paper describes three cases of ectodermal dysplasias highlighting their overlapping features.

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