Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex is basically a genetic disorder that is caused because of skin epidermis issues. It makes your skin fragile and prone to cracks and blisters. In epidermolysis bullosa simplex, keratin is not produced because the genes that help in the same are faulty. Hence this is a hereditary disease.
HOW IS EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA SIMPLEX DIAGNOSED?
A dermatology specialist will suspect Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex by the appearance of the skin. Prenatal testing, skin biopsy and genetic testing will be done as required to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA SIMPLEX TREATED?
There is no cure for EB. However, significant research, including gene therapy and cell-based therapy, continue in the aim to improve quality of life. Most current treatment is symptomatic. The primary aim is to protect the skin and stop blister formation, promote healing, and prevent complications. It can affect many different parts of the body and a team of medical specialists is usually required for overall care. When necessary, treatment with oral and topical medications may be prescribed by the doctor to assist healing or prevent complications.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe cases of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex during infancy lead to death