Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, generalized
Other Names for this Disease
- EBS, generalized
- Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, generalized non-Dowling-Meara
- Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Koebner type
- Generalized EBS
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 Though it is not a common feature of this type, scarring may occur. There may also be mild involvement of mucous membranes, fingernails and toenails, and localized thickening of the skin on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands that increases with age. All four major types of epidermolysis bullosa simplex, including the genralized type, are caused by mutations in the KRT5 and KRT14 genes. This condition is usually inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, generalized is a form of epidermolysis bullosa, a group of genetic conditions that cause the skin to be fragile and blister easily. This disorder usually presents at birth or during infancy and results in widespread blisters over the body's surface.
Last updated: 6/10/2015
- Epidermolysis bullosa simplex. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). May 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/epidermolysis-bullosa-simplex. Accessed 6/10/2015.
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