Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Extent of Malnutrition in Child Reflects EB Severity, Study in India Finds

Malnutrition, both moderate and severe, is fairly common among children with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) living in India, a study suggests. A child’s degree of malnutrition also correlated with disease severity, its researchers reported. A personalized diet followed for six months significantly improved patients’ nutritional status, particularly among children with dystrophic…

Gentamicin Lessened Ocular Lesions in Junctional EB

Topical administration of the antibiotic gentamicin to the eye restored the production of a key skin health protein called laminin 332 while rapidly lessening eye lesions in a woman with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), a study reports. The study, “Topical gentamicin ointment induces LAMB3 nonsense mutation…

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…