epidermolysis bullosa lethalis(redirected from Herlitz syndrome)
ep·i·der·mol·y·sis bul·lo·'sa le·tha·'lis[MIM*226700]
a form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by persistent and nonhealing perioral and perinasal crusted lesions with bullae often present in the oral mucosa and trachea, but not on the palms and soles, complicated by dermal sepsis and serum protein and electrolyte loss leading to death; autosomal recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in any one of the three distinct polypeptides of laminin-5; alpha-3 (LAMA3) on chromosome 18q, beta-3 (LAMB3) and gamma-2 (LAMC2) on 1q or the gene encoding integrin, beta-4 (ITGB4) on 17q.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Herlitz,Gillis, Swedish pediatrician, 1902–.
Herlitz syndrome - epidermolysis bullosa in which the bullae are persistent, nonhealing, and often present in the oral mucosa and trachea. Synonym(s): epidermolysis bullosa lethalis
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012
ep·i·der·mol·y·sis bul·lo·sa le·tha·lis(epi-dĕr-moli-sis bu-lōsă lē-thālis) [MIM*226700]
Form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by persistent and nonhealing perioral and perinasal crusted lesions with bullae often present in the oral mucosa and trachea.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012