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Is dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa on the limbs curable ?

My cousin who is a female aged 24years has dominant dystrophic epidermolysi bullosa on her upper limbs and lower limbs with restrictive nail pattern on lower limbs.She has the above said condition since 10 months of her birth and she has got no problem with this ailment now she is planning for marriage.Please suggest an advice whether this is curable and will this effect her married life and in future chance of getting to kids.Kindly suggest any treatment for this if present
Asked On : Sun, 6 Mar 2011
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welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
its a hereditary condition.and no effective therapy till now for it
only Mild forms of epidermolysis bullosa improve with age.
goal of treatment is to prevent the formation of blisters and subsequent complications
prevent skin trauma and blistering by wearing padding around trauma-prone areas such as the elbows, knees, ankles, and buttocks.
To prevent infection, a good skin care is needed.
good dental hygiene and good diet is very important
take care
Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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