What is the prevalence of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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This is a rare hereditary disease of epithelial, surfaces including skin and mucosa [35] caused by a defect in collagen 7. Its most obvious clinical characteristic is a bullous formation in the skin following essentially minimal trauma. [35, 36] This heals with scarring and aggressive contracture. The incidence is approximately 1 in 300,000 live births.


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