Indexed on: 21 Jul '09Published on: 21 Jul '09Published in: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Hypohidrotic/anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is a rare inherited disorder characterized by hypohidrosis/anhidrosis, hypotrichosis, dysodontia and heat intolerance. Most common mode of transmission is X-linked recessive, showing complete expression in males, and only partial manifestations in the female carrier heterozygotes. Features like atrophic rhinitis, nasal and aural myiasis, syndactyly, cleft lip and/or palate, mental retardation and immunodeficiency are uncommonly seen in this syndrome. We hereby report a case of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with unusual features of atrophic rhinitis and nasal myiasis.