Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Skin Thickening on Feet of EBS Patients Linked to Pain, Obesity

Excessive thickening of the skin on the soles of the feet (plantar keratoderma) is a common and serious complication of all subtypes of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), a study from Germany reports. This complication, appearing in early childhood, was significantly associated with pain, obesity, and limited mobility, negatively affecting employment…

Exon Skipping Therapies May Be Effective for Some Mutations

Using exon skipping therapies may be an easy, affordable, and effective approach for people with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) with amenable mutations, an early study suggests. Such therapies would promote the production of a slightly shorter, but working version of the skin-related protein that is missing in people with EB, researchers said.