X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) is a rare genetic disorder caused by a change in a gene on the X chromosome. Children born with XLHED do not develop normal hair, teeth, or sweat glands. They may also have more respiratory tract infections, skin problems, and be more likely to develop life-threatening medical problems as they grow.
There are currently no specific treatments for XLHED. Edimer Pharmaceuticals is conducting research on a new treatment that may offer hope to those affected by XLHED.Learn more