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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 244-247

Improvement in the quality of life of a patient of ectodermal dysplasia with reconstructive surgeries


1 Department of Dermatology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Aayush Gupta
Sanjeevani Nursing Home, Panipat, Haryana-132103.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_17_19

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Ectodermal dysplasias are a complex group of heterogenous, heritable disorders entailing two or more developmental abnormalities in ectodermal structures, such as hair, teeth, nails, and/or sweat glands. The most common subtype of these disorders is X-linked hypohidrotic that significantly impairs the quality of life of its sufferers. A 15-year-old boy, who sought the treatment for protuberant lips, saddle nose, dental anomalies, fine sparse hair, decreased sweating, intolerance to heat and photosensitivity, experienced dramatic improvement in his quality of life and confidence with aesthetic correction comprising autologous fat grafting, rhinoplasty, lip reduction, microblading and comprehensive prosthodontic and orthodontic treatments undertaken in collaboration with dental and plastic surgery departments and expert psychological counseling.


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