Principles of Wound Care in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa
Article first published online: 9 APR 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 229–237, May/June 2010
How to Cite
Lara-Corrales, I., Arbuckle, A., Zarinehbaf, S. and Pope, E. (2010), Principles of Wound Care in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Pediatric Dermatology, 27: 229–237. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01086.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2010
Abstract: Epidermolysis bullosa comprises a series of hereditary skin fragility disorders characterized by blister formation in response to minor friction or trauma. Acute and chronic wounds are part of the daily life of many epidermolysis bullosa patients. To offer proper care, health care providers need to understand the wound healing process, recognize the different types of wounds these patients may present, and be able to select among a wide variety of wound care products to optimize healing.