Life with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Etiology, Diagnosis, Multidisciplinary Care and Therapy

  • Jo-David Fine
  • Helmut Hintner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Christoph M. Lanschuetzer, Jo-David Fine, Martin Laimer, Gabriela Pohla-Gubo, Elke Nischler, Helmut Hintner et al.
    Pages 1-95
  3. Jo-David Fine, Christoph M. Lanschuetzer, Josef Stoiber, Martin Laimer, Elke Nischler
    Pages 97-208
  4. Christoph M. Lanschuetzer, Elke Nischler, Anja Diem, Gabriela Pohla-Gubo, Helmut Hintner, Rainer Riedl et al.
    Pages 209-308
  5. Jo-David Fine, Anja Diem
    Pages 309-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-338

About this book


Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogenous group of genodermatoses characterized by the formation of blisters and erosions on skin and mucous membrans from birth on. The cause are mutations in the genes of structural proteins of the junction between epidermis and dermis. This book deals with the treatment of this skin disease itself and its many extracutaneous complications. There is no previous book which has been focused on the therapy and it will be based on evidence-based data derived from the world´s largest cohort of inherited EB-patients, the American EB Registry. An important chapter will discuss gene therapy in hereditary EB which has been recently successfully performed within a localized skin site on a single EB patient as a proof-of-principle test. Given its unique collective contents, the monograph will provide the primary source for clinical informations of this oftentimes severe multiorgan disease.


Butterfly Children Chronic Skin Disease Epidermolysis Epidermolysis Bullosa Genetic Disease Internal medicine Surgery Therapy Treatment autoimmune disease electron microscopy gene therapy genes microscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jo-David Fine
    • 1
  • Helmut Hintner
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of MedicineVanderbilt University School of Medicine, and National EB RegistryNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik für DermatologieParacelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität SalzburgSalzburgÖsterreich

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Vienna 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-79270-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-79271-1
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