Characteristics of Patients With Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
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Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a disease caused by genetic mutations in the gene for type VII collagen. Patients with RDEB develop large, severely painful blisters and open wounds from minor trauma to their skin. We are screening subjects with RDEB to evaluate characteristics of the subjects and their cells in order to develop new strategies of therapy and determine whether subjects could be candidates for treatment studies.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients diagnosed with RDEB by a local dermatologist who are medically stable enough to travel to Stanford University Medical Center. Patients should also be at least 7 years of age.
Clinical diagnosis of RDEB by local dermatologist
7 years of age or older
-Medical instability limiting ability to travel to Stanford University Medical Center