Localized epidermolysis bullosa simplex with generalized enamel hypoplasia in a child

ÇAĞIRANKAYA L. B. , GÜNGÖR M. , Hatipoglu H.

Pediatric Dermatology, vol.23, no.2, pp.167-168, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2006.00206.x
  • Title of Journal : Pediatric Dermatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-168


Epidermolysis bullosa is an uncommon disease characterized by the formation of blisters following minor trauma. The three major types are simplex, junctional, and dystrophic. Generalized enamel hypoplasia is accepted as a feature of the junctional type. Teeth with enamel hypoplasia are liable to destruction in the form of caries and/or gingivitis. In this report, a patient with epidermolysis bullosa simplex and severe enamel hypoplasia is described and the importance of early dental consultation for all children with this disease is stressed. © 2006 The Authors.