Focal Dermal Hypoplasia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Combined Mesoectodermal Dysplasia
  • DHOF
  • Ectodermal and Mesodermal Dysplasia with Osseous Involvement
  • Ectodermal and Mesodermal Dysplasia, Congenital
  • FDH
  • Focal Dermal Dysplasia Syndrome
  • Focal Dermato-Phalangeal Dysplasia
  • FODH
  • Goltz Syndrome
  • Goltz-Gorlin Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH), also known as Goltz syndrome, is a rare skin disorder that can also affect bone and eye development. If is a type of ectodermal dysplasia, a group of heritable disorders causing the hair, teeth, nails, and glands to develop and function abnormally. Most cases (about 90 percent) are seen in females. This disorder is characterized by skin abnormalities that develop into streaks or lines of tumor-like lumps on various parts of the body. This syndrome displays a wide array of symptoms and may affect almost any organ. In 2007, scientists at Baylor College of Medicine identified the gene that accounts for most cases of this disorder.

Resources

National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
410 East Main Street
PO Box 114
Mascoutah, IL 62258-0114
Tel: (618)566-2020
Fax: (618)566-4718
Email: info@nfed.org
Internet: http://www.nfed.org

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info

NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
1 NOHIC Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3500
USA
Tel: (301)402-7364
Fax: (301)907-8830
TDD: (301)656-7581
Email: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov

Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia Registry
C/O Genetics
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Levy 2 West
5501 Old York Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Tel: (215)456-8722
Fax: (215)456-2356
Email: schneida@einstein.edu
Internet: http://www.angelfire.com/mi/microphthalmia/icanqa.html

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
108 Charlton Lane
Cheltenham
Glos, GL53 9EA
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1242 261332
Fax: +44 (0) 1242 261332
Email: diana@ectodermaldysplasia.org
Internet: http://www.ectodermaldysplasia.org

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