The prevalence of epidermolysis bullosa in Scotland.

  title={The prevalence of epidermolysis bullosa in Scotland.},
  author={Helen M Horn and Graham Priestley and Robin A. J. Eady and Michael J Tidman},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={136 4},
The prevalence of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) in Britain and most other countries is unknown. Patients suffering from the inherited forms of EB and living in Scotland have been traced. Two hundred and fifty-nine affected people from 76 families have been identified, of whom 211 were clinically assessed. One-third of these Scottish EB sufferers had never been seen by a dermatologist. In Lothian, where there appears to be a relatively high prevalence of EB, 75% of patients were unknown to their… CONTINUE READING

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