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VAZQUEZ NUNEZ, Marian Amanda; SANTIESTEBAN ALEJO, Ricardo Eloy  and  FERRER MORA, Yisell Inés. Congenital Bullous Epidermolysis. Clinical Update. Rev. Finlay [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.74-79.  Epub Mar 31, 2021. ISSN 2221-2434.

Bullous epidermolysis is an inherited, chronic, incurable and low prevalence disease. It is characterized by the appearance of blisters after minimal trauma, predominantly cutaneous and difficult to manage. It is caused by mutations in various genes that code for dermoepidermal junction proteins, which leads to the formation of blisters and erosions, in addition to multiple other systemic alterations. There are three large groups depending on the genetic mutation. For its diagnosis, a skin biopsy is performed. There is no effective treatment, the most commonly used treatments being symptomatic and palliative. Congenital bullous epidermolysis is a rarely observed disease, for this reason it is a medical challenge to go from syndromic to specific diagnosis. In this sense, the objective of this work is to describe the main characteristics of bullous epidermolysis. A total of 15 bibliographies were reviewed.

Keywords : epidermolysis bullosa; chronic disease; rare diseases.

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