Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita

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Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to blister in response to minor injury. Common areas of blistering include the hands, feet, knees, elbows, and buttocks. It can also affect the mouth, nose, and eyes. Some affected people have other health problems such as Crohn's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, amyloidosis, or multiple myeloma. EBA is not inherited and usually occurs in adulthood. Treatment aims to protect the skin, stop the formation of blisters, and promote healing. Immunosuppressive drugs may be used to reduce the body's autoimmune response.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita" returned 35 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

GM-CSF modulates autoantibody production and skin blistering in experimental epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.
 

Author(s): Unni Krishna S R L Samavedam, Hiroaki Iwata, Susen Müller, Franziska S Schulze, Andreas Recke, Enno Schmidt, Detlef Zillikens, Ralf J Ludwig

Journal: J. Immunol.. 2014 Jan;192(2):559-71.

 

GM-CSF activates hematopoietic cells and recruits neutrophils and macrophages to sites of inflammation. Inhibition of GM-CSF attenuates disease activity in models of chronic inflammatory disease. Effects of GM-CSF blockade were linked to modulation of the effector phase, whereas effects ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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Peristomal epidermolysis bullosa acquisita in a patient with Crohn's disease.
 

Author(s): Nerea Ormaechea-Pérez, Anna Tuneu-Valls, Hernan Andres Borja-Consigliere, Elena Del Alcazar-Viladomiu, Ane Jaka-Moreno

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2014 Jul;94(4):489-90.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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B cells, dendritic cells, and macrophages are required to induce an autoreactive CD4 helper T cell response in experimental epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.
 

Author(s): Hiroaki Iwata, Katja Bieber, Benjamin Tiburzy, Navina Chrobok, Kathrin Kalies, Atsushi Shimizu, Sarah Leineweber, Akira Ishiko, Artem Vorobyev, Detlef Zillikens, Jörg Köhl, Jürgen Westermann, Karsten Seeger, Rudolf Manz, Ralf J Ludwig

Journal: J. Immunol.. 2013 Sep;191(6):2978-88.

 

In autoimmune bullous dermatoses (AIBD), autoantibodies induce blisters on skin or mucous membranes, or both. Mechanisms of continued autoantibody production and blistering have been well characterized using AIBD animal models. Mechanisms leading to the initial autoantibody production, ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2013

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The terms "Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.
 

Author(s): Rishu Gupta, David T Woodley, Mei Chen

Journal: Clin. Dermatol.. ;30(1):60-9.

 

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare, acquired, chronic subepidermal bullous disease of the skin and mucosa characterized by autoantibodies to type VII collagen (C7) structures, a major component of anchoring fibrils, which attach the epidermis to the dermis. EBA patients ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2011

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Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita: autoimmunity to anchoring fibril collagen.
 

Author(s): Mei Chen, Gene H Kim, Lori Prakash, David T Woodley

Journal: Autoimmunity. 2012 Feb;45(1):91-101.

 

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare and acquired autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease of skin and mucosa. EBA includes various distinct clinical manifestations resembling genetic dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), Bullous pemphigus, Brunsting-Perry pemphigoid, ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2012

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Observational Study of the Genetic Architecture of Neutrophil-Mediated Inflammatory Skin Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Other Specified Inflammatory Disorders of Skin or Subcutaneous Tissue; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the Scalp; Sweet's Syndrome; Behcet's Disease; Bowel-associated Dermatosis-arthritis Syndrome; Pustular Psoriasis; Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis; Keratoderma Blenorrhagicum; Sneddon-Wilkinson Disease; IgA Pemphigus; Amicrobial Pustulosis of the Folds; Infantile Acropustulosis; Transient Neonatal Pustulosis; Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis; Rheumatoid Neutrophilic Dermatitis; Neutrophilic Urticaria; Still's Disease; Erythema Marginatum; Unclassified Periodic Fever Syndromes / Autoinflammatory Syndromes; Dermatitis Herpetiformis; Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis; Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Inflammatory Epidermolysis Bullosa Aquisita; Neutrophilic Dermatosis of the Dorsal Hands (Pustular Vasculitis); Small Vessel Vasculitis Including Urticarial Vasculitis; Erythema Elevatum Diutinum; Medium Vessel Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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