Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare, heritable skin disease that encompasses several subtypes, which vary widely in presentation and prognosis. One subtype, Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB), is especially rare and debilitating. It occurs due to a mutation in the COL7A1 gene that encodes for type VII collagen leading to chronic, diffuse skin and mucosal blistering. Given the rarity of the disease, guidelines for treatment of pregnant patients with RDEB do not currently exist. This case describes the pregnancy course of a 21-year-old female with RDEB.
Proportion of elderly individuals in the population has increased, consequently, practitioners are often confronted to wound healing in elderly patients. The objective of this article is to approach skin aging and its consequences on skin healing, disorders of skin healing due to dermatoporosis and finally, specific comorbidities of the elderly that can cause wound healing perturbations. Considering these specificities, skin healing in the elderly is complicated and require a multidisciplinary management.
The Department of Dermatology publishes Open Access; peer-reviewed online papers for dermatologists and scientists involved in clinical dermatology and skin biology. It provides a worldwide survey of clinical and investigative dermatology. The journal publishes research, reviews, case reports and other categories of papers and offers the analytical dermatologist a broad range of information, from practical problem solving to a deeper mechanistic understanding of skin diseases. This multidisciplinary open-access department is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide.
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