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Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
Other Names for this Disease
- Acquired form of epidermolysis bullosa
- EB acquisita
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Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to blister in response to minor injury. Common areas of blistering include the hands, feet, knees, elbows, and buttocks. It can also affect the mouth, nose, and eyes. The blistering may cause scarring. Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita usually affects adults. Sometimes it occurs in association with other conditions such as Crohns disease and lupus.
Last updated: 10/21/2011
- Epidermolysis bullosa aquisita . New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc. 2003; http://www.dermnetnz.org/immune/epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita.html. Accessed 10/21/2011.
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