Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Orally Administered Calcitriol Reduced Inflammation in EB Mice

A lack of vitamin D is a potential key factor in epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA), researchers have found. Using mouse models of the disease, they showed that orally administrating calcitriol, vitamin D’s active form, reduced disease severity and improved inflammation by regulating the immune system’s response. The study, “…

KB103 Investigational Therapy Receives Clearance from RAC Committee

Krystal Biotech recently announced that its leading investigational therapy for epidermolysis bullosa, KB103, has received clearance from the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee. Krystal Biotech is a gene therapy company developing new therapeutics for dermatological diseases including epidermolysis bullosa. Its lead candidate KB103 is being studied as a potential treatment for dystrophic epidermolysis…

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex Patients Need Better Pain Management Strategies, Small Study Finds

Many adults and children with epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS-l) experience pain that can significantly impact their quality of life, but they lack access to adequate pain-management options, a questionnaire-based study found. The study, “Pain and quality of life evaluation in patients with localized epidermolysis bullosa simplex,” was published in…