Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Epidermolysis Bullosa Underlying Cause

Epidermolysis bullosa is an inherited disorder that causes weakness of the superficial layers of the skin. Minor injuries cause skin peeling and blistering.

The most serious form of epidermolysis bullosa is called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

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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
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