What is Clouston Syndrome?
Clouston syndrome is a genetic condition that can affects a person's hair, nails, and skin. This condition is just one in a group of over 150 conditions known as ectodermal dysplasias. In these individuals, hair can be sparse, lighter in color, patchy, fragile, and/or absent. Fingernails and toenails can be malformed, small, and/or thickened. Skin on the hands and feet can be thick, and the skin over joints may also be darker in color. Teeth and sweat glands are typically not affected in Clouston syndrome. Not everyone with Clouston syndrome experiences the same signs or symptoms.
- Genetics Home Reference: Clouston syndrome https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/clouston-syndrome
- GeneReviews: Hidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia 2: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1200/
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Are there other names for Clouston Syndrome?
There are other names for Clouston syndrome. They include the following:
- Ectodermal dysplasia 2, Clouston type
- Ectodermal dysplasia, hidrotic, autosomal dominant
- Hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia 2
- Clouston hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
- Ectodermal dysplasia, hidrotic, 2
How common is Clouston Syndrome?
It is currently unknown how many people are affected by Clouston syndrome. It is more common in the French-Canadian population, but it has been reported in many other populations as well.
What is the usual abbreviation for Clouston Syndrome?
The usual abbreviation for Clouston syndrome is HED2. This stands for hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia 2.