• A patient with pretibial epidermolysis bullosa was successfully treated with a skin graft. Ultrastructural examination revealed a decreased number of and rudimentary anchoring fibrils (AFs) in the pretibial area in contrast to normal AFs in the grafted skin obtained from a nonpredilection site. Our results indicate the importance of AFs in the pathogenesis of pretibial epidermolysis bullosa.
(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:310-313)
Furue M, Ando I, Inoue Y, Tamaki K, Oohara K, Kukita A. Pretibial Epidermolysis BullosaSuccessful Therapy With a Skin Graft. Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(3):310-313. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660150088022