Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

A generalized form of epidermolysis bullosa simplex usually begins with blistering that is evident at birth or shortly afterward. In a localized, mild form called Weber-Cockayne, blisters rarely extend beyond the feet and hands. In some subtypes of epidermolysis ...1

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Symptoms of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

A generalized form of epidermolysis bullosa simplex usually begins with blistering that is evident at birth or shortly afterward. In a localized, mild form called Weber-Cockayne, blisters rarely extend beyond the feet and hands. In some subtypes of epidermolysis ...2

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Causes of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Although epidermolysis bullosa simplex can occur when there is no evidence of the disease in the parents, it is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant disease. In epidermolysis bullosa simplex, the faulty genes are those that provide instructions for producing ...

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Causes List for Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Some possible causes of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Some types of this condition may include:4 Types of epidermolysis bullosa simplex:

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Genetics of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Genetic Changes: The four major types of epidermolysis bullosa simplex can result from mutations in either the KRT5 or KRT14 gene. These genes provide instructions for making proteins called keratin 5 and keratin 14. These tough, fibrous proteins work together ...5

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Treatments: Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Treatment: There is no cure for any of the types of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS). Treatment of EBS typically involves supportive care to protect the skin from blistering, and the use of dressings that will not further damage the skin ...6

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Names and Terminology

Other Names for This Condition

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Epidermolysis_Bullosa/ default.asp
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Disease Ontology
  5. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ epidermolysis-bullosa-simplex
  6. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 10752/ epidermolysis-bullosa-simplex
  7. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ epidermolysis-bullosa-simplex

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