Hypohidrotic hereditary ectodermal dysplasia: A case report

Authors : Dimple Padawe, Ankita Khade, Vilas Takate, Kishore Dighe, Sanpreet Singh Sachdev

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijmpo.2022.039

Volume : 8

Issue : 4

Year : 2022

Page No : 165-169

Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (HED) is characterized by a triad of hypotrichosis (sparse hair), hypodontia (multiple missing teeth), and hypohidrosis (inability to sweat adequately). Consequently, patients’ quality of life is severely affected due to impairments in mastication, speech, and esthetics. Timely oral rehabilitation of patients with HED can enable them to lead a normal life by helping them perform their functions adequately and prevent the psychological ill-effects; in which dental professionals play a key role. The present case report describes the oral rehabilitation and management of a 7-year-old male patient with HED.

Keywords: Developmental Disorders, Genodermatoses, Hypodontia, Oligodontia, Oral Rehabilitation

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