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Severe generalized recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
Other Names for this Disease
- Autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, Hallopeau-Siemens type (formerly)
- RDEB, severe generalized
- RDEB-sev gen
- Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, severe generalized
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dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The signs and symptoms of this condition involve widespread blistering that can lead to vision loss, disfigurement, and other serious medical problems. As the blisters heal, they result in severe scarring. Scarring in the mouth and esophagus can make it difficult to eat food, leading to poor nutrition and slow growth. Additionally, individuals with this condition have a very high risk of developing a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, which tends to be unusually aggressive and is often life-threatening. Severe generalized recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. There is no cure for this condition and treatment is aimed at preventing blisters from forming and managing symptoms.Severe generalized recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is the most severe types of
Last updated: 2/5/2014
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- A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Medline Plus. November 20, 2012; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001457.htm. Accessed 1/31/2014.
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