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Caring for Pediatric Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa in the Emergency Department

Jenkinson, Helena A. MD*; Lundgren, Ashley D. MD†,‡; Levy, Moise L. MD†,‡,§; Diaz, Lucia Z. MD†,‡,§

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001500
Review Article

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) refers to a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders characterized by epithelial fragility. We provide guidelines for management of pediatric patients with EB in the emergency department based on a review of literature, as well as insights from our own experiences caring for patients with EB. The purpose of the guidelines proposed is prevention of avoidable iatrogenic trauma to the skin and mucosa of patients with EB who are presenting to the emergency department for a variety of reasons.

From the *Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine (Dermatology), Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Dermatology), Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center

§Pediatric/Adolescent Dermatology, Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, TX.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Ashley D. Lundgren, MD, Dell Medical School, 1400 N I-35, Suite C2.470 Austin, TX 78701 (e-mail:

Online date: June 15, 2018

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