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Epidermolysis bullosa in childhood

This article aims to give an overview of the presentation, complications and management of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a distressing, fragile skin condition seen in childhood. EB is a complex genetic condition that requires input from a variety of disciplines, including dermatology, paediatrics, dental practice, ophthalmology, dietetics, physiotherapy, psychology and social services. In the UK there is a unified national service, funded by the National Specialised Commissioning Group and supported by the charity DEBRA.
Dermatology in practice 2012; 18(2): 4–8
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