This rare condition causes the skin to break out into unsightly and sometimes painful blisters. These blisters may be caused due to abrasions on the skin due to tape and other such objects as well as minor injuries and intense heat. This is usually inherited genetically. The symptoms include blisters that are filled with fluid and deformities of the toenails and fingernails.
HOW IS EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA SIMPLEX DIAGNOSED?
Your doctor may suspect epidermolysis bullosa from the appearance of the skin. But laboratory tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis which is Skin biopsy for immunofluorescent mapping, genetic testing and prenatal testing.
HOW IS EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA SIMPLEX TREATED?
Treatment is majorly to prevent complications and ease the symptoms. Medications are suggested to control the pain, itching and prevent infection in the bloodstream. Repeated blistering can cause deformities such as fusion of fingers and toes, when surgery may be suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe cases of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex during infancy lead to death