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A 10 month old male infant is brought to the emergency department on a sweltering day in June. He is listless, cranky, and floppy as a dishrag.
He has no hair or teeth. Over the past 2 weeks, he has not smiled or babbled or rolled over, sat up or attempted to stand. The mother says that both she and her son cannot tolerate heat and that she has always had thin hair and still has some baby teeth.
Which of the following skin structures is most likely to be absent or greatly decreased in number in the mother and child?
A) langerhans’ cells
B) merkel’s cells
C) pacinian corpuscle
D) sebaceous glands
E) sweat glands
Why and how you came to this conclusion?
Can you elaborate on this?


this reminds me that I have a lot of studying to do. smiling face


It looks like manifestation of cystic fibrosis- autos recessive disease with defect in CL channel and exocrin insufficiency. Answer is E?


I think its someother disorder . I remember seeing some slides about it , but dont remember its namesad Just remeber the pts. are treated with supportive therapy e.g special jackets??? Any comments


this one looks like a sweat gland problem , whatever the inheritance and management.Because they are not sweating they are not able to tolerate heat.

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