Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
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 ... Read more
A case report of a patient with mild junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) with kidney and lung involvement who showed blisters on different skin layers suggests that this type of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) ... Read more
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 ... Read more
In the absence of collagen 7, the protein missing in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) patients, the protein thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) plays a key role in the development of fibrosis, or scarred tissue. This newly ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Oral use of cannabinoids — derivatives of cannabis — could help manage pain and the urge to scratch in epidermolysis bullosa (EB) patients, according to a study that evaluated three case reports. ... Read more
The case report of a patient with severe epidermolysis bullosa underscores the importance of a multidisciplinary approach involving skin protection, care of the wounds, nutritional support, and medical intervention. The ... Read more