Why Genetic Testing is Critical in HED

If you or someone you love is affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED), a doctor or dentist may have made the clinical diagnosis based on symptoms. Or, maybe HED runs in your family and you “just know” that you or your child have it. So, why would you want to get genetic testing to confirm the diagnosis? There are many benefits. But, most importantly because the first treatment for the X-linked recessive type of HED is being studied in a clinical trial.

The Dickie Family’s Full Circle Moments with Ectodermal Dysplasia

John Dickie IV was a young adult when he attended his first NFED Family Conference in 1987. His eyes were opened when he saw older guys affected by ectodermal dysplasia who had families and careers. Their lasting impression made him and his family want to give back to the NFED family, too. Read about the Dickies’ ectodermal dysplasia journey, their love for the NFED, John’s adventures and the advice he has for parents.

Let’s Celebrate 40 Years of NFED Success!

The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) turned 40 years old on December 24, 2021. Normally, we would have recognized this milestone throughout last year. But, the pandemic caused us to shift our plans. Find out what we all have planned for this celebration year!

XLHED Clinical Trial of a Prenatal Treatment Begins

The EspeRare Foundation and Pierre Fabre Group announced that EDELIFE, the clinical study of a treatment for XLHED, has begun! Learn more about the ER-004 treatment and if you are eligible to participate in the trial.

The Power of a Mother’s Love

The Nelson family was committed to getting their unborn son a potentially life-changing treatment for his XLHED. But, that meant traveling across the world-twice-in the middle of a pandemic! Learn more about their incredible adventure and how their son is doing.

HOPE is our Driving Force

In this year filled with so much uncertainty, HOPE provides us with the energy and determination to keep moving forward. Here’s what gives us hope!

2019 Annual Impact Report

Since 1981, our mission has focused on families affected by ectodermal dysplasias. We are proud of the extraordinary accomplishments we have achieved in our nearly four decades. 2019 was no exception. Read to see the impact we made for our NFED family.

We Celebrate Ectodermal Dysplasias globally!

The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) has been celebrating Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month throughout February and Rising Up for Rare! But today, 2-20-2020, we join with the ectodermal dysplasias support groups in other countries to celebrate the first International Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Day. We are very proud of our international partners and collaborations! Let…