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2022 Sep 29

Orphanet J Rare Dis



Clinical characteristics, healthcare use, and annual costs among patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.


Feinstein JA, Bruckner AL, Chastek B, Anderson A, Roman J
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2022 Sep 29; 17(1):367.
PMID: 36175960.


Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) is a serious, ultra-rare, genetic blistering disease that requires a multidisciplinary care team and lifelong, proactive disease management. To organize and optimize care, we comprehensively examined diagnoses, healthcare use, and annual costs in patients with DEB across all healthcare settings.