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April 1988

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex Associated With Muscular Dystrophy With Recessive Inheritance

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Niemi), Neurology (Dr Somer), and Pathology (Dr Haltia), University of Helsinki; Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme, Finland (Dr Kero); and Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki (Dr Kanerva).

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(4):551-554. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670040053022

† Epidermolysis bullosa with unusually severe clinical features was associated with progressive muscular dystrophy in two siblings. Light and electron microscopic examination revealed an intraepidermal cleavage confirming that this mechanobullous disease belonged to the epidermolysis bullosa simplex group. This may represent a new disease entity inherited in an autosomal-recessive fashion.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:551-554)