What is epidermolysis bullosa?
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic skin disorder characterized by extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from minor friction or trauma.
How common is epidermolysis bullosa ?
Epidermolysis bullosa affects 1 out of every 20,000 births in the United States (approximately 200 children a year are born with EB).1
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What are the symptoms of epidermolysis bullosa?
Symptoms range in severity from mild to severe. You may notice: 2
- Chronic blistering on the skin, in the mouth, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts
- Ulceration, scarring/thickening of the skin
- Joint contractures
- Strictures of the esophagus and mucous membranes
- Nails that are thick and not formed
- Difficulty swallowing and dental problems
- Painful, itchy skin
- Recurrent infections
How is it diagnosed?
A doctor may suspect epidermolysis bullosa from the appearance of the affected skin. When epidermolysis bullosa is suspected, a skin biopsy should be obtained to confirm the diagnosis. Genetic testing is sometimes used to confirm the diagnosis because most forms of epidermolysis bullosa are inherited. A small sample of blood is taken and sent to a lab for analysis.2
The following specialty medications are available at Accredo, a specialty pharmacy for epidermolysis bullosa.
|Filsuvez® (birch triterpenes)||Amryt|
Financing Your Care
Financial assistance coordination may be available to help with your medication costs, including manufacturer and community programs. Accredo representatives are available to help find a program that may work for you.
Community financial resources
- Amryt Assist – Filsuvez Copay Assistance Program | 888-509-0572
Life-saving specialty medication can be expensive. Learn how the Accredo teams help individuals find ways to afford the medication they need to survive in this video.
Epidermolysis bullosa organizations.
- The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (DebRA)
- EB Medical Research Foundation
- Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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