epidermolysis bullosa

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epidermolysis bullosa

(ˌɛpɪdɜːˈmɒlɪsɪs bʊˈləʊzə)
n
1. (Pathology) a group of genetic disorders causing blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. In simple cases the blistering is induced by injury, but in serious cases it occurs spontaneously
2. (Medicine) a group of genetic disorders causing blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. In simple cases the blistering is induced by injury, but in serious cases it occurs spontaneously

epidermolysis bullosa

(EB) An inherited disorder in which the skin is faulty or inadequate. The layers of the skin separate easily if damaged or touched, and then blister. Sufferers are prone to infection.