Epidermolysis bullosa

Spotlight On… Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

by Deen Kurrimbux

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EB) is a group of hereditary epidermolysis bullosa disorders characterised by skin fragility resulting in skin blisters and erosions that occur either spontaneously or after physical trauma.

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The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.

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