A new form of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia



We report on a 17-yr-old young woman with an apparently new tricho-onycho-hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. The manifestations include primary interdigital webbing, contractures of fingers and toes, conjunctivitis from narrowing of nasolacrimal ducts, and a small cortical opacity in the lens of the left eye. Psychosocial problems due to the cosmetic appearance are severe. Cause is uncertain.