How to cite this article: Jorgenson RJ. 2009. Perspective on the classification of ectodermal dysplasia. Am J Med Genet Part A 149A:2057–2061.
Perspective on the classification of ectodermal dysplasia†
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Special Issue: Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal Defects-Cleft Lip and/or Palate Syndrome and Ectodermal Dysplasias
Volume 149A, Issue 9, pages 2057–2061, September 2009
How to Cite
Jorgenson, R. J. (2009), Perspective on the classification of ectodermal dysplasia. Am. J. Med. Genet., 149A: 2057–2061. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32829
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 FEB 2009
- Manuscript Received: 10 NOV 2008
- Jorgenson syndrome;
- Schöpf syndrome
The need for revisiting the classification of ectodermal dysplasia syndromes has come. Prior to considering a new way to classify this group of disorders, however, thought should be given to some basic ideas about terminology and the process of classification. Consequently, this article reiterates the meanings of the words ectoderm, dysplasia, genetic and syndrome, and describes the process by which numeric taxonomists go about classification. In the process, a new family with the Jorgenson syndrome is described and the inheritance of the Schopf syndrome is clarified. Finally, the backgrounds of those with vested interests in the ectodermal dysplasia syndromes are described in order that all approaches to classification are covered. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.