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Case Reports
August 1973

Vitamin E Treatment of Dermolytic Bullous DermatosisA Controlled Study

Author Affiliations

Albuquerque, NM
From the Division of Dermatology and Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(2):254-256. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620230050017

Two sisters with dermolytic bullous dermatosis (epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica) were treated with vitamin E in a controlled double-blind crossover study. Both showed marked reduction in blister formation while on the study drug as compared to the control medication. The mechanism of action of vitamin E in the mechanobullous diseases is unknown.