Cleft & Craniofacial Team at St. Mary's


Ectodermal dysplasia

Ectodermal dysplasia is a group of disorders that abnormally affect the patient’s hair, nails, skin, sweat glands and teeth.


Several genetic abnormalities can cause ectodermal dysplasias.


Ectodermal dysplasia is typically treated with conservative and preventative measures. Your child may require genetic (usually blood tests) or specialized dermatologic testing. Our geneticist, pediatric dental team and pediatric dermatologists can offer comprehensive team care for your child.

To learn more about ectodermal dysplasia, please call 804-287-7396 to speak with our nurse coordinator, Linda Shait, RN.