Epidermolysis bullosa (EB)

By: Kayla Lowe

~The scientific name is Epidermolysis bullosa

~The common name is EB

~This disorder is inherited, simplex


~Epidermolysis bullosa signs and symptoms include:

  • Fluid-filled blisters on the skin, especially on the hands and feet due to friction
  • Deformity or loss of fingernails and toenails
  • Internal blistering, including on the vocal cords, esophagus and upper airway
  • Skin thickening on the palms and the soles of the feet
  • Scalp blistering, scarring and hair loss (scarring alopecia)
  • Thin-appearing skin (atrophic scarring)
  • Tiny white skin bumps or pimples (milia)
  • Dental problems, such as tooth decay from poorly formed enamel
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)

~ There is no sure treatment of this disorder, but you can get surgery to help easy the pain of the blisters or to help gain movement

~ You have it your whole life so no long term effects

~No way to prevent you from getting this disorder, its genetic

~This disorder is usually diagnosed in the feet , mostly in baby or toddlers

~Can not find who first diagnosed it

~Facts : the disease gives you bad blisters constantly; skin is very brittle some compare it to "Butterfly wings"

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