Document Type : Hypothesis



Ectodermal Dysplasia (ED) is a rare congenital disorder that is characterized by sparse hair, lack or absence of sweat glands, and rod-shaped teeth, which are diagnosed by two or three of these features. There are approximately 200 subtypes of ED have been identified. One of the rare and severe subtypes of ED is Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC). A mutation in the telomere-maintain genes causes this disorder. Since this rare disorder is a subset of ED disease, this study aimed to examine telomeres in these patients and expect to see telomere shortening in ED patients.


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