Research the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias has nurtured for three decades is advancing to a clinical trial. EspeRare has partnered with Dermelix Biotherapeutics to develop DMX-101 as an in-utero protein replacement therapy for the treatment of x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). If approved, the treatment has the potential to be the very first in utero administered drug to correct a genetic condition before birth!
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.
Your five-year-old daughter wearing her first dentures can be surreal. Just ask Sarah Hamilton. The mom shares about how the teeth have impacted Hazel’s eating and speech and how they are having to battle their insurance to get benefits.
Sheltered as a child because of ectodermal dysplasia, Beth Orchard is raising her kids differently. This advocate is giving her children the same opportunities as kids who can sweat and eat normally. She’s taking bold steps to make a difference and wants you to join her.
Did you know that ectodermal dysplasia can affect breast development in both females and males? Learn how and why it’s related to sweat glands in this new library article. Find out about the various ways breasts can be affected, potential treatment options and how to discuss the issue if your child is affected.
Does hypohidrosis make you want to stay inside? Learn what to do to keep loved ones who can’t sweat cool this summer while they are riding in the back seat of a car.
Alex’s story started out just like any other story. The perfect little baby who fed well, was always normal on the growth charts and in general was a happy baby! We were also happy that he had the perfect little shaped head to be bald. You see, we did not know at the time that his extended baldness had anything to do with a rare genetic disorder, so we always joked it was a good thing his little baby head was shaped so perfectly.
Dr. Schneider and his team of investigators have published their groundbreaking research results in a “Prenatal Correction of X-Linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia.” We are thrilled to share with you key highlights from their research, what it means for our families affected by XLHED, and the next steps.