Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Patient-derived Skin Graft Found to Treat RDEB in Boy, 13

A 13-year-old boy with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) had his skin lesions eased after surgeons transplanted a skin graft grown from his back, according to a case study report. The study, “A case of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa treated with a cultured epidermal autograft,” was published in…

Staph Infections Prevalent in EB Skin Wounds

Infection by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus is detected in most wounds of patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), according to an analysis of a U.S. and Canadian database. The study “Characterization of wound microbes in epidermolysis bullosa: Results from the epidermolysis bullosa clinical characterization and outcomes database” was…

Stress and ‘Helplessness’ Voiced by EB Caregivers in Taiwan

Family members caring for children with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) report considerable stress, fatigue and feelings of helplessness, and need greater social and financial support, a small Taiwanese study based on interviews with 10 caregivers reports. This need is particularly acute in Taiwan, its researchers note, because that country lacks…