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Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acquired epidermolysis bullosa
  • EB acquisita
  • EBA
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Inheritance

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Is epidermolysis bullosa acquisita inherited?

Unlike the genetic forms of epidermolysis bullosa, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is considered an acquired, sporadic disease. This means that it generally occurs in people with no history of the condition in their families.

There have been a couple of reports of families with more than one affected person, suggesting a genetic component may be involved. This could mean that EBA may develop in a person who is "genetically susceptible."[1] However, the condition is not thought to be due to any specific gene(s).
Last updated: 3/3/2014

References
  1. Noe MH, Chen M, Woodley DT, Fairley JA. Familial epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. Dermatol Online J. December 15, 2008; 14(12):2. Accessed 3/3/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Acquired epidermolysis bullosa
  • EB acquisita
  • EBA
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.