Inherited Bullous Diseases


Karaduman A.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, pp.81-86, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.45.s14
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-86

Abstract

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), refers to a group of inherited bullous disorders, characterized by fagility of the skin and mucous membranes, and blister formation in response to minor friction or trauma. Skin fragility and bulla formation of EB result from genetic mutations of any of dozen genes that encode structural proteins which normally reside within the epidermis, the dermo-epidermal juntion, or the upper dermis. There are four major type of inherited epidermolysis bullosa: EB simplex (EBS), junctional EB (JEB), dystrophic EB (DEB) and Kindler syndrome. (Turkderm 2011; 45 Suppl 2: 81-6)