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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 150-153

Ectodermal dysplasia in identical twins


1 Department of Prosthodontia, Farooqia Dental College, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Farooqia Dental College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Gurkar Haraswarupa Puttaraju
Department of Prosthodontia, Farooqia Dental College, Mysore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.114314

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Hereditary hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is typically inherited as an X-linked recessive trait, characterized by deformity of at least two or more of the ectodermal structures - hair, teeth, nails and sweat glands. Two cases of hereditary HED involving identical male twins, is being documented for the rarity of its occurrence with special attention given to genetics, pathophysiology, clinical, intraoral manifestations and to the methods to improve the masticatory function, the facial esthetics and psychology of patients affected by this disease.


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