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Hemidesmosomal 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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