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5 Facts you should know about

Epidermolysis bullosa simplex

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A group of genetic conditions that cause the skin to be very fragile and to blister easily

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Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is classified into two groups of subtypes by the layer of skin at which the peeling originates

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The basal subtypes cause skin peeling at the lower layers of the epidermis

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The suprabasal subtypes cause skin peeling at the upper layers of the epidermis

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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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