Christine Cramer, Bjørn Bay, Anne-Bine Skytte,
Kathrine Falk Lauritsen & Mette Sommerlund:
Newborn with aplasia cutis caused by epidermolysis bullosa
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V11170891
Epidermiolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare group of genetic disorders, which are characterised by bullae and erosions on skin and mucosa. This case report describes a patient, who was born at full term without any complications. Both crurae were affected by aplasia cutis. Upon birth, the newborn was wrapped in a soft blanket, and prophylactic antibiotic treatment was started along with analgesics. Large bullae were punctured with a sterile needle, and erosions were treated with non-adherent wound dressings and special bandages. Gloves and shoes were custom-made. Autosomal recessive DEB was genetically confirmed, and the child was followed regularly by an EB-team.