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December 1980

Premature Cataracts in a Family With Hidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Hazen and Zamora), Ophthalmology (Dr Bruner), and Medicine (Dr Muir), University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(12):1385-1387. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640360059018

• In a family with hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia affecting five members in three generations, bilateral premature cataracts have developed in four of the five affected individuals. To our knowledge, this represents the first report of a family in which bilateral premature cataracts appear to be inherited with hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia.

(Arch Dermatol 116:1385-1387, 1980