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Hay-Wells syndrome: a case report

Dário Júnior de Freitas Rosa Ronaldo Figueiredo Machado Marcelino Pereira Martins Neto Alessandra Almeida Montenegro de Sá Aloísio Gamonal About the authors

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.

Ectodermal dysplasia; Cleft palate; Syndrome

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