Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, is a rare genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 out of every 20,000 births in the United States (approximately 200 children a year are born with EB).

There are many genetic and symptomatic variations of EB, but all share the prominent symptom of extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from minor friction or trauma. The list of complications and secondary illnesses can be long and requires multiple interventions from a range of medical specialists. EB affects all genders and racial and ethnic groups equally. There are 4 major types —EB simplex (EBS), junctional EB (JEB), dystrophic EB (DEB), and Kindler.

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