Basic Summary for Epidermolysis bullosa


Main name of condition: Epidermolysis bullosa

What is Epidermolysis bullosa?
  Parent types of Epidermolysis bullosa: Connective tissue disorders, Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue, Genetic Disease
  Organs Affected by Epidermolysis bullosa: connective
Who gets Epidermolysis bullosa?
  Patient Profile for Epidermolysis bullosa: Infancy. Usually evident at birth.
How serious is Epidermolysis bullosa?
  Prognosis of Epidermolysis bullosa: This disorder can be both disabling and disfiguring, and some forms may lead to early death. 1
  Complications of Epidermolysis bullosa: see complications of Epidermolysis bullosa
What causes Epidermolysis bullosa?
  Causes of Epidermolysis bullosa: The disease results when skin layers separate after minor trauma. Defects of several proteins within the skin are at fault. 1
  Class of Condition for Epidermolysis bullosa: genetic
  Causes of Epidermolysis bullosa: see causes of Epidermolysis bullosa
What are the symptoms of Epidermolysis bullosa?
  Symptoms of Epidermolysis bullosa: see symptoms of Epidermolysis bullosa
Can anyone else get Epidermolysis bullosa?
  Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
  Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS

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