(also epidermolysis bullosa /bʊˈləusə/)
noun[mass noun] Medicine
Loosening of the epidermis, with extensive blistering of the skin and mucous membranes, occurring either after injury or as a spontaneous and potentially dangerous condition, particularly in children.
- She has been attending Ormond Street Hospital since she was born because she suffers from dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a painful skin condition.
- What can you tell me about the skin disorder called epidermolysis bullosa simplex?
- Defects in some of these junctional complexes are associated with certain blistering diseases, such as epidermolysis bullosa, where there there is an abnormality of anchoring fibrils.
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