Focal Dermal Hypoplasia
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- Combined Mesoectodermal Dysplasia
- Ectodermal and Mesodermal Dysplasia with Osseous Involvement
- Ectodermal and Mesodermal Dysplasia, Congenital
- Focal Dermal Dysplasia Syndrome
- Focal Dermato-Phalangeal Dysplasia
- Goltz Syndrome
- Goltz-Gorlin Syndrome
Focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH), also known as Goltz syndrome, is a rare skin disorder that can also affect bone and eye development. If is a type of ectodermal dysplasia, a group of heritable disorders causing the hair, teeth, nails, and glands to develop and function abnormally. Most cases (about 90 percent) are seen in females. This disorder is characterized by skin abnormalities that develop into streaks or lines of tumor-like lumps on various parts of the body. This syndrome displays a wide array of symptoms and may affect almost any organ. In 2007, scientists at Baylor College of Medicine identified the gene that accounts for most cases of this disorder.
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
6 Execuitive Drive
Fairview Hiights, IL 62208
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Building 31, Room 2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2290
Bethesda, MD 20892
Albert Einstein Medical Center
5501 Old York Rd
Genetics Levy 2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
Unit 1 Maida Vale Business Centre
England, GL53 7ER
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Last Updated: 8/15/2007
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