Skin Infection. Areas of blistering skin can become infected by bacteria.
Systemic infection. Bacteria from a skin infection enters the bloodstream and spreads throughout the body. These infections can lead to sepsis which can spread rapidly leading to shock and organ failure.
Problems with nutrition. EBS patients are at a higher risk for dehydration and anemia.
Skin cancer. Teenagers and adults with epidermolysis bullosa simplex are at increased risk of a type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma.
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