Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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ROSA, Dário Júnior de Freitas et al. Hay-Wells syndrome: a case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.2, pp. 232-235. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000200017.
Hay-Wells syndrome is a rare form of ectodermal dysplasia initially described by Hay and Wells in 1976. It is an autosomal dominant disorder with varying forms of expression featuring congenital abnormalities of the skin, hair, teeth, nails and sweat glands. The present report describes the case of a 17-yearold white boy, the son of nonconsanguineous parents, who presented ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum, ectodermal dysplasia and a cleft palate at birth, which are considered cardinal signs of this syndrome by most authors. We also highlight the importance of implementing multidisciplinary follow-up of these patients.
Keywords : Ectodermal dysplasia; Cleft palate; Syndrome.