Use of a keratin-based wound dressing in the management of wounds in a patient with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Adv Skin Wound Care. 2012 Sep;25(9):400-3. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000419404.44947.de.

Abstract

Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a rare, autosomal recessive blistering condition. The authors successfully treated a patient with a novel keratin-based dressing. Starting at 11 months, 1 hand and 1 foot of the patient was treated, and significant improvement was observed. Thereafter, keratin treatment was applied to both hands and feet.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bandages*
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Keratins / therapeutic use*
  • Male

Substances

  • Keratins