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Epidermolysis Bullosa Incidence

Facts about epidermolysis bullosa:

  • This is a very rare genetic disease that affects about 20 out of 1 million babies born in the USA.
  • The most serious of epidermolysis bullosa, recessive dystrophic EB, affects about 2 out of 1 million babies born in the USA.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Epidermolysis Bullosa References
  1. Lim KK, Su WP, McEvoy MT, Pittelkow MR. Generalized gravis junctional epidermolysis bullosa: case report, laboratory evaluation, and review of recent advances. Mayo Clin Proc. 1996 Sep;71(9):863-8. [8790263 ]
  2. Ozanic Bulic S, Fassihi H, Mellerio JE, McGrath JA, Atherton DJ. Thalidomide in the management of epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa. Br J Dermatol. 2005 Jun;152(6):1332-4. [15949003]
  3. Vodegel RM, de Jong MC, Pas HH, Jonkman MF. IgA-mediated epidermolysis bullosa acquisita: two cases and review of the literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Dec;47(6):919-25. [12451379]
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