Parents can get stuck on the “what ifs” in life and if things could have turned out differently. Becky Abbott reminisces about her son, Aidan’s journey with ectodermal dysplasia and her angst and stress. She can’t help but wonder how it all could have been different had the Edelife clinical trial been an option when she was pregnant.
The NFED is funding research to help scientists develop a new way to diagnose XLHED prenatally. Because it’s non-invasive, it would not pose any risks for the pregnant mother. Learn about the procedure and how it would help mothers who are considering the EDELIFE clinical trial.
Maarten and Linus were the first two boys treated before they were born with an investigational medicine for X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. The boys are now 7 years old. The long-term results are incredibly positive! Read how they and the four other boys who were treated are doing.
What causes skin or corneal erosions in AEC or EEC syndrome? The NFED has been collaborating with Dr. Maranke Koster and her research lab to find that answer and ultimately develop new treatments. Read the latest update and what they are learning!
The NFED is launching a new platform to connect our families with researchers worldwide. Find out how you can share your experience with ectodermal dysplasia by enrolling.
The EDELIFE Clinical Trial is investigating a potential treatment for boys affected by x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). Some of you have asked why the clinical trial is focused only on boys and not girls with XLHED. Find out why.
In 2021, we convened leaders in the medical and scientific community to envision and outline a research initiative for the next several years for the NFED. Read how scientists, care providers and patient advocates have been working together in four key areas, what they plan to achieve and what it means for the ectodermal dysplasias community.
We have great news for XLHED families in the United States. The first site in the U.S. has opened at Washington University in St. Louis for
EDELIFE, the prenatal study for XLHED-affected boys. Learn about the treatment they are studying and how it can potentially impact XLHED symptoms, including the ability to sweat.