Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
Other Names for this Disease
- Acquired epidermolysis bullosa
- EB acquisita
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autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to blister in response to minor injury. Common areas of blistering include the hands, feet, knees, elbows, and buttocks. It can also affect the mouth, nose, and eyes. Some affected people have other health problems such as Crohn's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, amyloidosis, or multiple myeloma. EBA is not inherited and usually occurs in adulthood. Treatment aims to protect the skin, stop the formation of blisters, and promote healing. Immunosuppressive drugs may be used to reduce the body's autoimmune response.Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare
Last updated: 2/27/2014
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