Use of a keratin-based hydrogel in the management of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

J Dermatolog Treat. 2013 Aug;24(4):290-1. doi: 10.3109/09546634.2011.654108. Epub 2012 Jan 21.


A new keratin-based hydrogel wound dressing was applied to the neck of a patient who was suffering from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. A significant improvement was observed in the robustness of skin in this area: reduced propensity to blister and improved healing of blisters. The improvement allowed the cessation of use of secondary dressings for this area. The factors gave a significant improvement in quality of life for the patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bandages*
  • Child
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrogel, Polyethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate*
  • Keratins / therapeutic use*
  • Wound Healing / drug effects


  • Hydrogel, Polyethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate
  • Keratins