Pretibial Epidermolysis Bullosa: Successful Therapy With a Skin Graft

Masutaka Furue, Iwao Ando, Yukiko Inoue, Kunihiko Tamaki, Kuniaki Oohara, Atsushi Kukita

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• A patient with pretibial epidermolysis bullosa was successfully treated with a skin graft. Ultrastructural examination revealed a decreased number of and rudimentary anchoring fibrils (AFs) in the pretibial area in contrast to normal AFs in the grafted skin obtained from a nonpredilection site. Our results indicate the importance of AFs in the pathogenesis of pretibial epidermolysis bullosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-313
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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