By: Whitney Clem.
Types of Epidermolysis Bullosa.
In epidermolysis bullosa simplex, the gene that helps produce a fibrous protein (keratin) in the top layer of skin is faulty. The condition causes blistering in the epidermis. The blisters usually don't result in scars with this mild type.
2. Junctional EB- This type usually is severe and becomes apparent at birth. A baby with this condition may develop a hoarse-sounding cry from continual blistering and scarring of the vocal cords.
3. Dystrophic EB-you may experience mild to severe signs and symptoms. It generally becomes apparent at birth or during early childhood.This condition is related to a flaw in the gene that helps produce a type of collagen. If this substance is missing or doesn't function, the layers of the skin won't join properly.This type can be either dominant or recessive.
4.Kindler Syndrome- This condition is called mixed type because blisters appear across the skin layers. The condition usually improves with time and can disappear. It is the only type that causes patchy discoloring (mottling) of skin exposed to the sun.Kindler syndrome is recessive.
5.Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita- rare type that isn't inherited. The blisters result from your immune system attacking healthy tissue by mistake.
Some people don't develop signs or symptoms until adolescence or early childhood.Fluid-filled blusters, especially on the hands and feet due to friction.
Deformity or loss of fingernails or toenails.
The skin thickens on palms and soles of the feet.
Thin appearing skin.
Tiny white bumps or pimples.