Jo-David Fine

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BACKGROUND Since publication in 2000 of the Second International Consensus Report on Diagnosis and Classification of Epidermolysis Bullosa, many advances have been made to our understanding of this group of diseases, both clinically and molecularly. At the same time, new epidermolysis bullosa (EB) subtypes have been described and similarities with some(More)
BACKGROUND Several new targeted genes and clinical subtypes have been identified since publication in 2008 of the report of the last international consensus meeting on diagnosis and classification of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). As a correlate, new clinical manifestations have been seen in several subtypes previously described. OBJECTIVE We sought to(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to develop consensus-based recommendations for streamlining medical communication among various health care professionals, to improve accuracy of diagnosis and treatment, and to facilitate future investigations for mucous membrane pemphigoid. PARTICIPANTS Because of the highly specific nature of this group of diseases, the 26 invited(More)
BACKGROUND Case series have demonstrated that potentially lethal cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas arise in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), although the magnitude of this risk is undefined. METHODS Systematic case finding and data collection were performed throughout the continental United States (1986-2002) by the(More)
A standardized questionnaire was used to assess mobility, activity and pain in 140 randomly chosen children, who were representative of all major types and subtypes of inherited epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Pain status in these children was compared with 374 randomly selected adults with EB. The level of independence for each of six activities of daily(More)
Kindler syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by neonatal blistering, sun sensitivity, atrophy, abnormal pigmentation, and fragility of the skin. Linkage and homozygosity analysis in an isolated Panamanian cohort and in additional inbred families mapped the gene to 20p12.3. Loss-of-function mutations were identified in the FLJ20116 gene(More)
BACKGROUND Portions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be severely involved in patients with inherited epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Evidence-based data are lacking as to the frequency and time of onset of these complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional and longitudinal data were analyzed on 3,280 and 450 patients with EB, respectively, who(More)
Inherited epidermolysis bullosa encompasses a number of diseases, with the common finding of blister formation after minor mechanical trauma to the skin. In some forms significant, if not eventually fatal, extracutaneous disease activity may occur. In recent years application of newer technologies has contributed substantially to an overall understanding of(More)
Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is a group of autosomal dominant skin diseases characterized by blistering, due to mechanical stress-induced degeneration of basal epidermal cells. It is now well-established that the three major subtypes of EBS are genetic disorders of the basal epidermal keratins, keratin 5 (K5) and keratin 14 (K14). Here we show that a(More)