Epidermolysis Bullosa Letalis Associated With Congenital Pyloric Atresia

Frank A. Peltier, Eduardo H. Tschen, Sharon S. Raimer, Tseng Tong Kuo

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A 32-week-old (gestational age) female infant with epidermolysis bullosa letalis (EBL) (confirmed by light and electron microscopy) had a gastric-outlet obstruction on routine roentgenographic examination. An autopsy showed a fibrous cord connecting the stomach and first part of the duodenum in the area of the pylorus. A review of the literature indicated 12 additional cases of epidermolysis bullosa (EBL where type was confirmed) associated with pyloric atresia. The possibility of coexistent pyloric atresia should be considered in a newborn who has suspected EBL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-731
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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