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5 Facts you should know about

Epidermolysis bullosa simplex

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1

A group of genetic conditions

that cause the skin to be very fragile and to blister easily.

2

EBS is classified into two groups

of subtypes by the layer of skin at which the peeling originates.

3

The basal subtypes

cause skin peeling at the lower layers of the epidermis.

4

The suprabasal subtypes

cause skin peeling at the upper layers of the epidermis.

5

Symptoms of EBS range

from mild in the Weber-Cockayne type to severe with blistering that is often present at birth.

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