Junctional epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric stenosis presenting with electron microscopic findings suggestive of epidermolysis bullosa simplex

Norman Wasel, Halliday Idikio, Gordon Lees, Alfons Krol, Andrew N. Lin

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Abstract

We present an infant girl who was born with pyloric stenosis and epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Electron microscopy of a skin biopsy specimen showed findings suggestive of EB simplex, but immunofluorescence (IF) mapping of the same specimen established the diagnosis of junctional EB. Because electron microscopy findings may sometimes be misleading, an EB patient with pyloric stenosis and electron microscopy findings suggestive of EB simplex should have a biopsy specimen examined by immunofluorescence mapping, which may confirm that the patient in fact has junctional EB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dermatology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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