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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Epidermolysis Bullosa (Overview)

There are many different types some with blisters some with severe scarring and almost all types are inherited.


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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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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
35 doctors shared insights

Epidermolysis Bullosa (Overview)

There are many different types some with blisters some with severe scarring and almost all types are inherited.


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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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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 do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Saw a kid has epidermolysis bullosa, and all blisters over his body. He has to wrap himself with foodwrap to avoid the touch of skin. Anyone can help?

Saw a kid has epidermolysis bullosa, and all blisters over his body. He has to wrap himself with foodwrap to avoid the touch of skin. Anyone can help?

Blisters: There is no cure for eb. Treatment is symptomatic and the primary aim is to protect the skin and stop blister formation, promote healing and prevent complications. Because eb can affect so many different parts of the body, a team of medical specialists is usually required for overall care. When necessary, treatment with oral and topical medications may be prescribed by your doctor to assist healin. ...Read more

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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?

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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