Author Archives: Alejandra Viviescas, PhD

DAAC Dressing Closes EB Wounds Faster Than Standard Saline-Antibiotic One, Study Says

A type of wound dressing, called dialkylcarbamoylchloride (DAAC)‐coated cotton acetate, closes infected wounds related to epidermolysis bullosa (EB) faster than the standard saline dressing plus a topic antibiotic, and with similar antibacterial effects, a study found. The study, “Clinical efficacy of dialkyl-carbamoyl chloride‐coated cotton acetate dressing…

Prognosis Good for Pediatric Autoimmune Blistering Diseases, but Long-Term Follow-up Needed, Study Says

Autoimmune blistering diseases, including epidermolysis bullosa, in children have a better prognosis than in adults, but long-term follow-up is necessary for adequate management due to frequent late relapses, a study suggests. The study, “Long-term evolving profile of childhood autoimmune blistering diseases. Retrospective study on 38 children,”…

Steroid-induced Diabetes in EBA Patient Shows Importance of Follow-up Care

The case report of a patient with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita who developed steroid-induced diabetes underscores the importance of counseling patients about possible medication side effects and ensuring close follow-up during treatment. The study, “Steroid-induced Diabetes Complicating Treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita: A Preventable Treatment Complication Stresses the Importance…