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Introduction: EBS

Description of EBS

EBS (medical condition): A group of skin disorders characterized by fragile skin which can...more »

See also:

Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex:
  »Introduction: Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex
  »Symptoms of Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex
  »Treatments for Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex

EBS: Rare Disease


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list EBS as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

EBS as a Disease

EBS: Another name for Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex
  »Symptoms of Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex
  »Treatments for Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex

Symptoms of EBS (Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex)

Some of the symptoms of EBS incude:

  • Skin blisters - occurs spontaneously or upon minimal skin trauma
  • Fragile skin
  • Skin scarring
  • Skin erosions - occurs spontaneously or upon minimal skin trauma
  • Thin skin appearance

Treatments for EBS (Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex)

Treatments for EBS (Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex) include:

  • Treatment varies depending on the presenting symptoms but options include:
  • Management of skin symptoms - appropriate wound care helps protect against secondary infection.
  • Surgery - may be needed to correct abnormally bent joints or fused digits that can result from the chronic blistering and scarring. Surgery may also be needed to open up the esophagus if it has been narrowed by blistering and scarring.
  • Physical therapy - can alleviate impaired joint movement.

Treatment of EBS: For more treatment information about EBS, see treatment of Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex (EBS)

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