Epidermolysis Bullosa, Dermolytic

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Epidermolysis Bullosa, Dermolytic

Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica is a group of genetic conditions that causes an individual's skin to be very fragile and to blister easily. In the past, they were often called “Butterfly Children” because their skin is as delicate as a butterfly’s. Individuals with epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica have such sensitive skin that blisters can form from something as gentle as them scratching their own skin or it rubbing against their clothes. The reason for their fragile skin is a specific gene mutation affecting proteins which give skin its qualities of flexibility and strength. Cases can range from moderate to severe depending upon the individual and what type of epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica they have. Some may experience intense scarring from the blisters while other people may not scar at all. People are born with epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica and it is usually visible a few days after birth when blisters will begin to appear. Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica is a hereditary disease and 6.5 per 1 million babies born in the U.S. are affected. One type of epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica is “Dermolytica”. This is a more severe form where blisters will appear on the person’s mouth and intestines, in addition to on the outer body.

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Topical KB103 Gene Therapy to Restore Functional Collagen VII for the Treatment of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2018

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Study to Evaluate the Safety of ALLO-ASC-DFU in the Subjects With Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

 

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2017

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A Study of FCX-007 for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica, Recessive

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2018

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