Epidermolysis bullosa

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Epidermolysis bullosa refers to a rare group of genetically determined conditions characterised by blistering of the skin. This can be limited to the soles and palms or extensive whole body involvement. 

Radiographic features

Gastrointestinal manifestations:

  • limited to the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and predominantly the oesophagus with the formation of submucosal bullae acutely and chronically oesophageal webs

Urogenital manifestations 2:

  • scarring of the penis glans or the vaginal vestibule with associated urethral strictures can lead to urinary outflow tract obstruct and consequent hydroureter and hydronephrosis

Musculoskeletal manifestations 2:

  • blistering and scarring may also cause fusion of fingers and toes
  • contractures involving multiple joints
  • muscular dystrophy
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Article information

rID: 1294
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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    Case 1: epidermolysis bullosa (hands)
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