Use of a keratin-based hydrogel in the management of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Martin P. Than, Robert Allen Smith, Sharon Cassidy, Robert Kelly, Clive Marsh, Andrea Maderal, Robert Kirsner

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A new keratin-based hydrogel wound dressing was applied to the neck of a patient who was suffering from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. A significant improvement was observed in the robustness of skin in this area: reduced propensity to blister and improved healing of blisters. The improvement allowed the cessation of use of secondary dressings for this area. The factors gave a significant improvement in quality of life for the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-291
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013



  • Hydrogel
  • Keratin-based dressing
  • Wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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