A Day in the Life: Living with Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

By Veronica Minard Meet, Quiel Barrameda, a 35-year-old man from the Philippines who was born with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED). HED is characterized by missing teeth; fine, sparse hair; and the reduced ability to sweat. For Quiel, this means the incurable condition of not having sweat glands. Imagine living in a climate, where the average…

AEC Syndrome: What to Know If Your Baby is Affected

If your baby has been diagnosed with ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC) syndrome or if you suspect he or she might be affected, you have come to the right place! Here are some key things to know and resources to help you care for your baby.

Don’t Sweat? Here’s What You Need to Know

Keeping your body cool when your sweat glands are missing or don’t work can be a daily challenge. Our new library article explains all about sweat glands and how they work – or don’t. Learn about hypohidrosis, the signs of overheating and ways to stay cool. Families weigh in on what’s working for them.

The Most Beautiful Sight

The Stollers spent the first few years of their daughter, Kambree’s life, trying to figure out what was causing all of her different, possibly unrelated, symptoms. When Kambree was finally diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, professionals and genetic testing couldn’t pinpoint which type she might have. Until an NFED Family Conference changed their life. They found something they didn’t realize they were seeking.

No Human is Limited!

Markus Kappen can’t sweat but hasn’t let that stop him from competing in triathlons. He says that you don’t choose your passion. Passion chooses you without you even noticing. In this inspirational story, he shares what he’s learned, the obstacles he overcame and what his next passion looks like.

Free Ectodermal Dysplasia Webinars

We are excited to announce our webinar series for 2020: Conference from your Couch! Join us on the second Wednesday of every other month in 2020 at 7 p.m. central for FREE webinars to learn more about ectodermal dysplasias, symptoms, treatments and research.

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.

Our Baby Struggled to Swallow

Baby Oakley had a hard time feeding. Watching your baby not be able to swallow can be terrifying. He had projectile vomiting and wasn’t gaining weight. His parents begged doctors to help their baby boy. A hospital stay and many tests later, they figured it out. This information coupled with a trip to the dentist led to a diagnosis of ectodermal dysplasias. Find out how Oakley is feeding now.