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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 1997;4(2):253-259.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Epidermolysis Bullosa Herpetiformis.
Bong Sung Kim, Dong Jin Im, Hye Sun Yoon, Sung Jong Park, Ki Soo Kim, Soo Young Pi, Jai Kyoung Koh, EIIen A Kim
Abstract
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare inherited disease characterized by vesiculobullous lesion that arise in response to minimal trauma or shearing force to the skin. Epiderrnolysis bullosa herpetiformis-Dowling Meara, a variant of EB, has its onset at birth and can be a life threatening disease as it was in this case. We report a case of epidermolysis bullosa herpetiformis in a newborn with a generalized intraepidermal blisters noted at birth whose diagnosis was confirmed by electron microscope. A brief review of the literature is included.
Key Words: Epidermolysis bullosa herpetiformis, Intraepidermal blister


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