Epidermolysis bullosa

Overview

What is Epidermolysis Bullosa?

People with epidermolysis bullosa have very fragile skin and blisters caused by very little or no trauma. There are several different types of epidermolysis bullosa. Some forms are mild and just require a slight change in normal activities. Other types cause blistering all over the body, as well as in the eyes, mouth, and the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. Severe types can be lethal.

Epidermolysis Bullosa. (Last Updated 2013). Retrieved from https: rarediseases.org/rare- diseases/epidermolysis-bullosa/

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