Friday, October 5, 2012

The Name......

What does the name mean?

The skin is made up of a number of different layers. The outer is called the ‘Epidermis’ and the inner layers are known as ‘Dermis’.

‘Bullosa’ is simply the name for a ‘blister’ and “lysis” means ‘breakdown’.

Hence, ‘Epidermolysis Bullosa’ means the breakdown and blistering of the epidermis.

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