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Doctor insights on: Acantholysis Bullosa

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Can epidermolysis bullosa be totally cured?

Can epidermolysis bullosa be totally cured?

Unfortunately no: Eb can not be cured as it is a genetic condition. Several trials do occur that are looking at stem cell transplants as a method of increasing skin resistant to shearing forces and have shown promising results. http://www.debra.org/research-trials. ...Read more

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Is there SSI help with epidermolysis bullosa?

Is there SSI help with epidermolysis bullosa?

Yes: Epidermolysis bullosa has several different types and they differ in their severity. (ebs - eb simplex is the most common). These are all genetic skin fragility syndromes and will require life long wound care which is very expensive. I have some patients with this condition and have helped all of them get ssi assistance for their disease. Good luck. You should not have too much difficulty. ...Read more

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What is epidermolysis bullosa (eb)? What causes it?

Skin disease: It's a congenital skin disease. The skin has two layers the epidermis and the dermis below. In this disease the proteins that anchor the two don't work well so they don't adhere well and detach easily. This results in blistering and chronic erosions. There are different types some more serious than others. Here is a link to learn more: http://www.ebkids.org ...Read more

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How can we help our son with epidermolysis bullosa?

Support Group: Consider joining an epidermolysis bullosa support group where you can learn from other families that cope with this disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Why are kids with epidermis bullosa called butterfly children?

Why are kids with epidermis bullosa called butterfly children?

See below: It is a term that refers to their skin being as fragile as a butterfly's wings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epidermolysis bullosa?

Much: There are many different types some with blisters some with severe scarring and almost all types are inherited. ...Read more

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How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

Gene defects: This rare disorder involves the loss of adhesion between top and bottom layers of skin caused by defects in the genes that control their constriction.It comes an dominant and recessive forms with many subtypes.Most involve the type 7 collagen gene. Many labs around the world have studied the problem and record >20k articles on the subject. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/gquery. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered a video that have cured a baby with epidermolysis bullosa is is true or is it fake?

Fake: Epidermolysis bullosa is a genetic disease. Unfortunately there is no cure at this time although there is ongoing research. This is one disease where gene therapy may be helpful in the future. Any video claiming to cure this disease is fake and likely a scam to get your money. ...Read more

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How can I treat myringitis bullosa?

How can I treat myringitis bullosa?

Antibiotics maybe: Bullous myringitis was formerly thought to be mainly due to mycoplasma, and so antibiotics such as erythromycins were commonly used. But recent studies imply that the same organisms which cause routine otitis media cause the bullous form as well. Viruses can also cause it. If supportive care alone does not allow it to resolve, antibiotics may be curative. ...Read more

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How to treat epirdermolysis bullosa?

Epidermolysis bullos: The disease can take one of four different forms. Ranging from simple to severe.Basically one tries to diminish blister formation. Once formed they may be opened with a sterile needle and drained. Antibiotic ointment isapplied. Oral antibiotics may also be necessary. Meticulous skin care is also needed. Physical therapy to reduce possible contractures. Rarely steroids are used in severe forms. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of myringitis bullosa bad?

Are the symptoms of myringitis bullosa bad?

Myringitis bullosa: Myringitis bullosa is a variation on the common earache/infection (otitis media) in which the germ elicits an inflammatory reaction on the outer surface of the ear drum which causes a large blister. Symptoms are similar to that of an ordinary ear infection, although in some cases the pain is more severe. There are no long term serious complications of this infection. Antibiotics should be taken. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myringitis bullosa go away?

Bullous myringitis: The treatment and prognosis for myringitis bullosa are the same as for acute otitis media (aom) without bullae. Management includes symptomatic therapy with pain remedies and treatment with antibiotics versus observation. The signs and symptoms of aom usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours with appropriate antimicrobial therapy, and a bit more slowly in children who do not get antibiotics initially. ...Read more

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Does myringitis bullosa usually cause many symptoms?

Does myringitis bullosa usually cause many symptoms?

Not too many: The major symptoms are ear pain and hearing loss. The inflammation of the ear causes pain and changes the way that the eardrum vibrates which in turn causes hearing difficulty. ...Read more

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Does epidermolysis bullosa affect the nervous system?

Does epidermolysis bullosa affect the nervous system?

No: Epidermilysis bullosa is an inherited connective tissue disorder that affects connections or stickiness between the three layers of skin. It does not affect the nervous system and is restricted to skin of body and mucous membranes in your mouth and nose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myringitis bullosa?

What is the definition or description of: myringitis bullosa?

Blisters on ear drum: It is a painful middle ear infection and there are blisters on the eardrum. It responds to antibiotics and heals fine. ...Read more

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How do the doctors make the diagnosis for epidermolysis bullosa?

How do the doctors make the diagnosis for epidermolysis bullosa?

Clinical appearance.: Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of genetic conditions that cause the skin to be very fragile and to blister easily. There are 4 major types of eb simplex. It is an inherited condition. Blistering is present from birth and tends to improve with age. There is also abnormal nail growth and thickening of the palms and soles. As with most inherited diseases there is no definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Anyone familiar with revertant mosaicism and epidermolysis bullosa?

Revertant Mosaiciam: Revertant mosaicism or natural gene therapy is the somatic reversion of an inherited mutation, thereby partially or completely restoring the phenotype. In eb this phenomenon is visible as clinically healthy patches, surrounded by affected skin. The underlying mechanism of reversion has been investigated in a cohort of nine patients. ...Read more

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I have epidermolysis bullosa, and I have a few questions for fellow sufferers or doctors out there?

OK, please ask!: This forum is suitable only for short question/short answer issues that must be general in nature, since no online consultant has the benefit of a detailed history or physical examination. A dermatologist would be the specialist to see for specifics. Please feel free to ask a question that may help you and others! ...Read more