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No  one understands EB better than those people living with it every day.

There rare, genetic and debilitating  skin and tissue conditions can be life-threatening and impact patients and families in a profound way.  Although their skin is fragile, for those suffering with EB , their determination is not.

being Genetic means the condition is inherited in families and present from birth.

EB affects males and females equally and can occur in all ethnicities.

Managing EB is based on protection bandaging , wound care and pain management.

Because the skin is so fragile in people with EB , even minor friction on the skin can cause painful blisters and open wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to significant scarring.

Not only does EB affect the external skin, but also the lining of the mouth and throat , the eyes, and the digestive system.

There are four types of EB and they range in how severely they affect a person.  The most severe forms are junctional EB(JEB) , and the dystrophic EB (DEB) . EB can have a big impact on how patients do everyday things that others may take for granted.

Living with EB

Living with EB means living each day with serious wounds that must be protected and encouraged to heal.  

For patients and families living with EB, it means limiting how they live in order to minimize the risk of new wounds.  It’s a challenging condition for both patients and caregivers.

People with EB must take extraordinary measures to protect their fragile skin, and despite their efforts, many still live with chronic wounds all over their body.  These wounds are extremely painful and itchy.

It is an ongoing battle to keep wounds healing and regular bandage changes, using  special non-adhesive wound dressing, are necessary.  These wounds dressing changes are often very painful and can take hours.  For the parents and caregivers who are involved in these daily bandage changes, the pain goes both ways.

Support and Care

If you or someone care for has been recently diagnosed with EB, you will find that there is a dedicated community of people who are committed to helping those living with this difficult condition.  Yasmin el Samra Charitable Foundation , DEBRA Egyptis the foundation in Egypt that is committed to support and care EB patients and their families.