Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (Maria Evans LRPS)

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A five-year old girl with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB). This is a very rare genetic condition of the connective tissues of the skin and mucosal membranes. Extreme cases can cause severe painful sores and blistering which can affect most of the skin. Children with the condition are known as 'Butterfly children', because their skin is said to be as fragile as butterfly wings. The pain is said to be equivalent to third-degree burns.
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