Marieke C Bolling

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BACKGROUND Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is a mechanobullous genodermatosis that may be caused by mutations in the genes KRT5 and KRT14 encoding the basal epidermal keratins 5 (K5) and 14 (K14). Three main clinical subtypes of EBS exist, differing in onset, distribution and severity of skin blistering. Previous reports of KRT5 and KRT14 mutations(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermolytic ichthyosis (EI), previously termed bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma or epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, is a clinically heterogeneous genodermatosis caused by mutations in the genes encoding the suprabasal keratins 1 and 10. Classical EI is clinically characterized by severe neonatal erythroderma, blistering and fragile(More)
We present a case of immunobullous disease with an impressive acquired palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) and unique antigenicity. The palms of the patient showed hyperkeratotic ridges with a tripe pattern that decreased with the amelioration of the immunobullous condition. The histopathology of perilesional skin (blister) demonstrated eosinophilic spongiosis(More)
Desmoplakin is the major linker in desmosomes in epithelia and myocardium, anchoring intermediate filaments by the C-terminus to plakoglobin and plakophilin in the desmosomal plaque. Mutations in the gene DSP encoding desmoplakin have been associated with various phenotypes affecting skin and/or heart. One of these phenotypes, lethal acantholytic(More)
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