Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with mottled pigmentation

How might epidermolysis bullosa simplex be treated?

There is no cure for any of the types of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS). Treatment of EBS typically involves supportive care to protect the skin from blistering, and the use of dressings that will not further damage the skin and will promote healing. Prevention of blisters may involve applying aluminum chloride to palms and soles to reduce blister formation; cyproheptadine may be used to reduce blistering in some individuals with the Dowling-Meara type of EBS. Keratolytics and softening agents for hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin) of the palms and soles may prevent tissue from thickening and cracking. Prevention of secondary complications (such as infection of blisters) may involve treatment with topical and/or systemic antibiotics or silver-impregnated dressings or gels. Appropriate footwear and physical therapy may preserve ambulation in children with difficulty walking because of blistering and hyperkeratosis. Surveillance is recommended for infection and proper wound healing. Avoiding excessive heat, poorly fitting or coarse-textured clothing and footwear, and activities that traumatize the skin is typically recommended. Other treatments under investigation for epidermolysis bullosa include protein therapy and gene therapy.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America DEBRA of America 75 Broad Street Suite 300
New York, NY, 10004, United States
Phone: 212-868-1573 Toll Free: 855-CURE-4-EB Fax : 212-868-9296 Email: staff@debra.org Url: http://www.debra.org
Name: Genetic Skin Disease Center Stanford Medical Dermatology Clinic Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
450 Broadway Pavilion B, 4th Floor
Redwood City, CA, 94063, United States
Phone: 650-723-6316 Fax : 650-725-7711 Url: http://dermatology.stanford.edu/contact/
Name: Epidermolysis Bullosa Center The EB Center Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
MLD 3004 3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH, 45229-3039, United States
Phone: 513-636-2009 Email: ebcenter@cchmc.org Url: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/e/epidermolysis-bullosa
Name: DebRA International Am Heumarkt 27/3 1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 876 40 30-0 Fax : +43 1 876 40 30-30 Email: office@debra-international.org Url: http://www.debra-international.org/
Name: Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation EBMRF 2757 Anchor Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90064,
Phone: +1-310-205-5119 Email: a.pett@bep-la.com Url: https://ebmrf.org/

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