The NFED has collaborated with a genomic health IT company to release a new diagnostic tool for ectodermal dysplasias. Genomenon has released a comprehensive dataset that will provide doctors and researchers with genetic insights. Find out how this could lead to better treatments, too.
First In Our Family
Possible ectodermal dysplasia. Genetic. Life-long battle. These are not the words a parent wants to hear about their sweet little girl. But, Ashley Braden heard them and she cried. Then she reached out to the NFED for help.
Testing a Non-invasive Way to Diagnose XLHED In Utero
Dr. Angus Clark is investigating a new, noninvasive way to diagnose x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia in utero. His findings could help facilitate the upcoming clinical trial for treatment. We are proud to fund this work.
It Felt So Powerful
Beth Tascione and Jonathan Weil didn’t think about it too much when their one-year-old daughter’s tooth came in pointy shape. But when the second one did, too, they got curious. Their online investigation led them on a journey to learn about ectodermal dysplasia, advocate for their daughter and raise funds for the organization that helped them every step of the way, the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
Are Dental Implants Appropriate for Kids?
Understand the importance of age appropriate, medically necessary ectodermal dysplasia treatment.
Missing Teeth, Missing Benefits
It’s common for someone to be missing a tooth or even two teeth. Some studies report about 20% of all adults are congenitally missing at least one tooth. More than 5% of us lack one or more second premolars or upper second (lateral) incisors. Though, numerous missing teeth, is less common. Leads to Diagnosis When…
Is There a Genetic Test For Your Type of Ectodermal Dysplasia?
The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, just 25 years ago, began supporting research. The research was to identify the genes which cause the 180+ ectodermal dysplasias. Those efforts have paid off. We know many of the causative genes for many of these conditions, but not all. We still have lots of work to do! One of…
Diagnosing Ectodermal Dysplasia Syndromes in Babies
When it comes to understanding and diagnosing ectodermal dysplasia syndromes in children, parents play a crucial role. These genetic disorders affect 1 in 10,000 births. Some symptoms can be identified during pregnancy or at birth (especially if there is a family history), many only become noticeable during later stages of growth and development, like when…