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What are ectodermal dysplasias?
The ectodermal dysplasias are inherited disorders that involve defects in the hair, nails, sweat glands and teeth. When a person has at least two types of abnormal ectodermal features—for example, malformed teeth and extremely sparse hair—the individual is identified as being affected by ectodermal dysplasia.Learn More
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Stories of Hope
What’s going on with the research for x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) and EDI200? Last January, I announced that Edimer Pharmaceutical’s Newborn XLHED Clinical Trial did not achieve the outcomes which we had hoped for. In that trial, they dosed newborns who were affected by x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) with a protein called ED1200…Read the Full Story
(Editor’s Note: The following story is part two in a series written by Karen Forman, the mom to an adult son affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Read part one.) By Karen Forman “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in…Read the Full Story
By Julie Kennedy Thirty years ago, my family began the journey called, “life with ectodermal dysplasia.” We didn’t know it at the time, but my husband had tooth and nail syndrome. Many in his family had it, but it was just shrugged off as weird shaped and missing teeth, a “Kennedy Thing.” It was not discussed…Read the Full Story
By Lucy Davies January 27th, 2017 is a date I will never forget. To most people, it marked the one week anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, but I had something far more personal scheduled for that day – my first dental implant surgery. When growing up with ectodermal dysplasia, “implants” was a word constantly thrown…Read the Full Story
February is Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month
Join us in our worldwide effort throughout February to raise awareness and funds for ectodermal dysplasias. Our theme is “Power to Smile: Teeth Are Not Just Cosmetic.” We are highlighting the impact that missing teeth from ectodermal dysplasias have on our families’ smiles, health and lives. Our vision is that every person affected by ectodermal dysplasia will have the Power to Smile, talk and eat with confidence! We have all the tools you need to celebrate.Learn How You Can Get Involved