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Clinical dermatology ● Concise report
Successful renal transplant in a patient with non-Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2014
© 2014 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 330–332, April 2014
How to Cite
Ungureanu, S., Adni, T., Brown, T., Inston, N. and Heagerty, A. (2014), Successful renal transplant in a patient with non-Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 39: 330–332. doi: 10.1111/ced.12300
- Issue published online: 18 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 NOV 2013
Non-Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa (NH-JEB) is a very rare inherited disorder, with an array of complications. We present the case of a 33-year-old patient of Chinese origin, diagnosed with NH-JEB in childhood, who developed severe IgA nephropathy. His renal impairment was initially treated by haemodialysis. He underwent successful renal transplantation, resulting in normalization of his renal function. To our knowledge, this is the first report of renal transplantation in a patient with epidermolysis bullosa, which should support use of this intervention in other similar cases.