Epidermolysis bullosa, junctional, Herlitz type
An infantile and lethal form of junctional epidermolysis bullosa, a group of blistering skin diseases characterized by tissue separation which occurs within the dermo-epidermal basement In the Herlitz type, death occurs usually within the first six months of life. Occasionally, children survive to teens. It is marked by bullous lesions at birth and extensive denudation of skin and mucous membranes that may be hemorrhagic.
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