Orphanet: Junctional epidermolysis bullosa

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Junctional epidermolysis bullosa

Disease definition

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is a form of inherited epidermolysis bullosa (see this term) characterized by involvement of the skin and mucous membranes, and is defined by the formation of blistering lesions between the epidermis and the dermis at the lamina lucida level of the cutaneous basement membrane zone and by healing of lesions with atrophy and/or exuberant granulation tissue formation.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Epidermolysis bullosa atrophicans
    • JEB
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0079301
  • MeSH: D016109
  • GARD: 2152
  • MedDRA: -

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