Age and etiology of childhood epidermolysis bullosa mortality.

  title={Age and etiology of childhood epidermolysis bullosa mortality.},
  author={Kam Lun Hon and Joshua J X Li and Bernadette L. Y. Cheng and David Chi Kang Luk and D{\'e}d{\'e}e F Murrell and Paul Cheung-lung Choi and Alexander K C Leung},
  journal={The Journal of dermatological treatment},
  volume={26 2},
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of congenital blistering diseases that are usually present in the neonatal period. They are characterized by blister formation in response to rubbing or frictional trauma. EB is classified into three major categories, each with many subtypes based on the precise location at which separation or blistering occurs, namely epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB). We… CONTINUE READING