Bullous dermolysis of the newborn is a dominant or recessive inherited subtype of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa characterized by the tendency to spontaneously stop blistering within the first months of life. Here we report two siblings with bullous dermolysis of the newborn who were born prematurely and have a novel recessive mutation, p.Pro2259Leu, in the triple helix domain of type VII collagen. We discuss the possible relationship between genotype and prematurity and clinical manifestations in these patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health