Epidermolysis Bullosa Medication

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: M Peter Marinkovich, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a genetic disease and no drugs are known to correct the underlying molecular defects. Prolonged use of steroids is contraindicated in the treatment of inherited forms of epidermolysis bullosa. Steroid-induced complications further warrant prohibiting their use. No other drugs, including phenytoin and tetracycline, have improved the blistering or epithelial disadhesion in epidermolysis bullosa significantly or consistently.