about EB

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)


Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a genetic skin disorder characterized by friction-induced blisters. There are four main types with additional sub-types identified. EB ranges considerably in severity, being anywhere from an inconvenience to a life-threatening disability. Blisters can form anywhere, including in more severe cases, the eye, the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary tracts. It is thought to affect both males and females equally at a rate of 1 in every 50,000 births worldwide.