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Synonyms of Hay-Wells Syndrome
- AEC Syndrome
- Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal Defects-Cleft Lip/Palate
- Hay-Wells Syndrome of Ectodermal Dysplasia
- No subdivisions found.
Hay-Wells syndrome, also known as ankyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (AEC) syndrome, is a rare inherited disorder that belongs to a group of disorders known as the ectodermal dysplasias. Major characteristics of Hay-Wells syndrome include sparse, coarse, wiry hair; small, sparse eyelashes; excess bands of fibrous tissue that cause the edges (margins) of the upper and lower eyelids to fuse together (ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum); cleft palate; and less often cleft lip. Hay-Wells syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
The ectodermal dysplasias are a group of more than 150 related disorders that result from abnormalities during early embryonic development. Ectodermal dysplasias typically affect the hair, teeth, nails, and/or skin. The ectodermal dysplasias are inherited disorders, but the pattern of inheritance is varied.
Organizations related to Hay-Wells Syndrome
Please note that some of these organizations may provide information concerning certain conditions potentially associated with this disorder (e.g., cleft palate, etc.)
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