epidermolysis bullosa


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epidermolysis bullosa

[‚ep·ə·dər′mäl·ə·səs bu̇′lō·sə]
(medicine)
A congenital skin disease characterized by the development of vesicles and bullae upon slight, or even without, trauma.
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A 13-year-old boy with a known diagnosis of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB) was seen in our dental practice in 2004 for dental evaluation and care.
We evaluated a 63-year-old woman with a diagnosis of a congenital variant of epidermolysis bullosa.
Lucky, professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center said that electron microscopy, immunofluorescence mapping of the basement membrane, and genetic investigation for specific proteins, can help distinguish between epidermolysis bullosasimplex (EBS), junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB).
Epidermolysis Bullosa is a rare genetically inherited disorder, resulting in severe blistering of the skin.
Sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa are referred to as having "butterfly skin" due to their layers of skin often being as fragile as the wings of a butterfly.
Drug development company RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals Inc (OtherOTC:RGRX) reported on Monday the receipt of a positive response from the US FDA for its Phase 3 clinical trial design for RGN-137 for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa (EB).
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a very severe, inherited blistering disease "characterized by painful erosions, debilitating scarring, and aggressive squamous cell carcinoma during early adulthood," they said.
About Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB): EB is a group of devastating, life-threatening genetic skin disorders impacting children that is characterized by skin blisters and erosions all over the body.
Thus the diagnosis of Bart's syndrome with epidermolysis bullosa simplex was made.
Barron has blogged about her condition before and the misconceptions surrounding epidermolysis bullosa.
The family suffer from the same condition as Jonny Kennedy, of Alnwick, Northumberland, whose plight touched the heart of millions in the TV programme The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off - which documented how he lived life with Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Robin, who works with the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association, wrote to al-Fayed after Alex was diagnosed with skin cancer in January.
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