Author Archives: Lindsey Shapiro PhD

Rare-occurring Skin Disease Diagnosed in Three Children

Researchers have identified three cases of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) in children, which they described in a recent case series. All three children showed clinical features of the disease, including blisters, scarring, and small cysts on the skin, called milia, and a diagnosis was confirmed with…

Gene-edited Spray-on Skin Cells May Show Promise for DEB

A gene-edited skin cell therapy — called Spray-On Skin cells — promotes skin healing by correcting the mutation associated with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), preclinical research from Avita Medical shows. “These data, while early, demonstrate promise … for treatment of epidermolysis bullosa with gene-corrected skin cells,” Mike Perry,…