We empower and connect those touched by ectodermal dysplasias through education, support and research.
Families affected by ectodermal dysplasias often have trouble paying for necessary dental work that's not covered by insurance companies. Teeth are not cosmetic! We need your help to close a loophole in the law that allows insurance companies to deny necessary medical and dental procedures to those affected by congenital anomalies like ectodermal dysplasias. Our advocacy tool makes it easy to reach out to your legislators and affect change.
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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Is It In Your Genes?
The EDELIFE clinical trial is studying a potential, prenatal treatment for boys affected by x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasias (XLHED). Do you know if you have the genetic variation that causes XLHED? Is it possible you could pass the syndrome to your son? Learn more about the study and if you could qualify.
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