Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB): Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of EB?

  • Blistering or missing skin present at birth
  • Blistering on the skin in response to minor friction or trauma
  • Blistering or erosions affecting the mouth or eyes
  • Blisters in response to temperature change
  • Blisters that scar as they heal
  • Milia (tiny white bumps on the skin) in areas of prior blisters or sores

Symptoms of EB are present at birth or in early infancy. Other times, symptoms do not arise until later on with crawling, walking or physical activity. Symptoms may vary, depending on the type of EB. Blisters may be localized, appearing only on the hands and feet, or generalized, present on much of the body surface.