By Beth Orchard I was told from an early age, I had the disorder, yet I was not diagnosed until my early thirties with x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). Being a young child with differences in my teeth, hair and skin (including lack of sweat glands) made me overly self-conscious. I was picked on and…

2016: Our Year in Review

When I look back over 2016, it brings a smile to my face when I see what we, the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) family, have accomplished. We have truly been blessed with a wonderful year. You helped us accomplish many goals. We are truly grateful that each of you are a part of our family.

Babies With XLHED Treated In Utero

What’s going on with the research for x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) and EDI200? Last January, I announced that Edimer Pharmaceutical’s Newborn XLHED Clinical Trial did not achieve the outcomes which we had hoped for. In that trial, they dosed newborns who were affected by x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) with a protein called ED1200…

94 Years and Going Strong

I just called a friend to wish him a happy birthday. With a chuckle, he greeted me with the question, “How did you know I was still alive?!” I told him that with a spirit as big as his, I just knew he was alive and doing well. And he is. That’s our Joe Barone….