Epidermolysis Bullosa

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2010 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Low-level laser therapy for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa: A case report.

Minicucci EM, Barraviera SR, Miot H, Almeida-Lopes L.

Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Botucatu School of Medicine of São Paulo State University – UNESP, Brazil.

Abstract

Abstract Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare group of diseases characterized by skin fragility. There is no specific treatment, short of protection from trauma, currently available for these patients. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was effective as an analgesic and in accelerating cutaneous wound healing after six sessions of therapy in a child with dystrophic EB with cutaneous scarring and blisters on the limbs and trunk.