Important It is possible that the main title of the report Epidermolysis Bullosa is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
epidermolysis bullosa simplex
junctional epidermolysis bullosa
dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a genetic skin disorder characterized clinically by blister formation from mechanical trauma. There are four main types with additional sub-types identified. There is a spectrum of severity, and within each type, one may be either mildly or severely affected. EB ranges from being a minor inconvenience requiring modification of some activities, to being completely disabling and, in some cases, fatal.
Friction causes blister formation. Blisters can form anywhere on the surface of the skin, within the oral cavity and in more severe forms may also involve the external surface of the eye, as well as the respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. In some forms of the disease, disfiguring scars and disabling musculoskeletal deformities occur.
Currently, there is no cure for EB. Supportive care includes daily wound care, bandaging, and pain management as needed.
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America, Inc. (DEBRA) 16 East 41st Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017 Tel: (212)868-1573 Fax: (212)868-9296 Tel: (866)332-7276 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.debra.org
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Coalition for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (CHDCT) 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 404 Washington, DC 20008 Tel: (202)362-9599 Fax: (202)966-8553 Tel: (800)778-7171 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.chdct2.org/
DebRA 13 Wellington Business Park Dukes Ride Crowthorne Berkshire, RG45 6LS United Kingdom Tel: 441344771961 Fax: 441344762661 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.debra.org.uk
EB Medical Research Foundation 2757 Anchor Ave Los Angeles, CA 90064 Tel: (310)854-0957 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.ebkids.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Epidermolysis Bullosa Action Network 16613 Milan De Avila Tampa, FL 33613 Tel: (813)325-1955 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.ebanusa.org
Australasian Blistering Diseases Foundation St. George Hospital, Department of Dermatology Gray Street Kogarah Sydney, NSW 2217 Australia Tel: 0291132088 Fax: 0291132886 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.blisters.org.au/BDHome.html
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