About Epidermolysis Bullosa
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the name for a group of rare inherited skin disorders that cause the skin to become very fragile. Any trauma or friction to the skin can cause painful blisters.
Symptoms of Epidermolysis Bullosa
The main symptoms of all types of EB include: Skin that blisters easily. Blisters inside the mouth. Blisters on the hands and soles of the feet. Scarred skin, sometimes with small white spots called milia, thickened skin and nails
Causes of Epidermolysis Bullosa
EB is caused by a faulty gene (gene mutation) that makes skin more fragile. Usually, a child with EB will have inherited the faulty gene from a parent who also has EB. It's also possible for a child with EB to have inherited the faulty gene from both parents who are just "carriers" but don't have EB themselves.
Treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa
There's currently no cure for EB, so treatment aims to relieve symptoms and prevent complications developing, such as infection. A team of medical specialists will help you decide what treatment is best for your child and offer advice about living with the condition.
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