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This is a rare skin condition characterized by blistering of the skin in response to the slightest trauma. It may be apparent shortly after birth, or may become evident later in childhood when increased activity from sports causes excessive blistering.
There are three main forms:
While the initial diagnosis is initially based on the clinical picture, a complete workup with a complete family history, skin biopsy, and possible genetic testing is done.
Treatment basically involves measures to avoid trauma to the skin, and measures to prevent or manage infection of the skin lesions.