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 SYMPOSIUM - VESICOBULLOUS DISORDERS
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 77  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 431--438

Epidermolysis bullosa: Where do we stand?


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Sarkar
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi 110 092
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.82393

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Epidermolysis bullosa, a genetically determined skin fragility disorder can severely incapacitate the life of the afflicted patient. Although the clinical features are multiple and varied, treatment still remains a major challenge. There have been major changes in the classification of the disease recently. Although there is still a long way to go, good nursing care, and gene therapy could possibly significantly alleviate the suffering of the patients in the future.






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