Bullous Dermolysis of the Newborn: Four New Cases and Clinical Review
Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 736–740, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Radkevich-Brown, O. and Shwayder, T. (2013), Bullous Dermolysis of the Newborn: Four New Cases and Clinical Review. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: 736–740. doi: 10.1111/pde.12230
- Issue online: 13 NOV 2013
- Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2013
Bullous dermolysis of the newborn (BDN) is a subtype of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa caused by mutations in type VII collagen resulting in disorganized anchoring fibrils and sublamina densa blister formation. Disease activity is usually confined to the first year of life, with restoration of physiologic type VII collagen localization. We report four new cases of BDN and review the utility of immunofluorescence mapping in establishing the diagnosis.