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Epidermolysis bullosa

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Other Names for this Disease

  • EB
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  • I have a "mild" form of EB. Diagnosed at 8 years old. Peeling and blistering of fingers/feet. If I pass this gene on to my child will they also have a mild form or will it be a severe form of EB? Neither one of my parents have this disease, nor do my siblings. Click here for answer

  • My mother has had epidermolysis bullosa for many years. She recently underwent total knee replacement surgery and another surgery to flush out a staph infection and has had wound healing problems, including pus, redness and fever. We are concerned about complications from infection and wanted to know if there is any research related to wound healing in patients with epidermolysis bullosa. Where can we read more information about treatment? How can we find a physician who is knowledgeable about this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • EB
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