Pediatric Board Review Question/ Ectodermal Dysplasia
On the ABP exam and Pediatric MOCA module you will be presented with images. May diseases and syndromes look similar and it is important to distinguish them quickly on the exam. Here are two such examples and how to distinguish them easily !
The image above depicts the details of Ectodermal dysplasia which can be confused with Hallermann Streiff syndrome
Children with both ectodermal dysplasia and Hallermann Streiff can present with defective teeth, watch for the description or the details of the photo to tell them apart :
Children with ectodermal hypoplasia have these 5 features :
• Peg teeth
• Pointed teeth / missing teeth
• Hypoplastic nails
• Fine sparse hair
• Abnormalities of sweat and sebaceous glands
Dentures is another common feature they may describe
Children with Hallermann Streiff will be described as having neonatal teeth
Click here for more information on Hallermann Streif syndrome
Read our illustrated atlas which contains dozens of color and black and white illustrations including X-ray schematics. It focuses on the subtle differences between similar images and what to look for on the exam.
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