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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 586418, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/586418
Case Report

Christ-Siemens-Touraine Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental School of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 4739, Iran
2Department of of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 4739, Iran

Received 29 June 2012; Accepted 8 October 2012

Academic Editors: W. L. Chai and S. S. De Rossi

Copyright © 2012 Sepideh Mokhtari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ectodermal dysplasia is a rare disorder with defects in two or more of the following structures: the teeth and the skin and its appendages including hair, nails, eccrine, and sebaceous glands. Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is the most common type of disease. This rare disorder, also known as Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome, manifests as a triad of hypotrichosis, asteatosis, and anhidrosis. In view of the rarity of this entity, a classical case of anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is reported. We have also provided a review of recent investigations in the area of dental abnormalities in this syndrome.