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June 1993

Epidermolysis Bullosa: Basic and Clinical Aspects

Author Affiliations

Stanford, Calif

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(6):805. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680270149037

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Epidermolysis Bullosa: Basic and Clinical Aspects is a multiauthored update on epidermolysis bullosa. The text offers an excellent review on this group of inherited disorders. The book is separated into background basic science and clinical care. In the clinical care sections, special chapters on extracutaneous manifestations include specific aspects of care related to the teeth, the eyes, the gastrointestinal tract, and blood-forming units. Additional chapters review laryngeal involvement and maintaining joint function. Chapters include special management considerations such as reconstructive surgery, anesthesia, prenatal diagnosis, nutrition, physical rehabilitation, medical and surgical treatment of the skin, and nursing aspects of epidermolysis bullosa.

The strength of this book is the combination of reviews of the different types of epidermolysis bullosa and the background research data available on the pathophysiology. The weakness in this book is the same weakness we all face when we care for children with this skin disease. In caring for