A novel homozygous keratin 14 mutation in a patient with autosomal recessive epidermolysis bullosa simplex and squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue: Gene Corner

J. O. Baek, H. Y. Lee, S. W. Oh, J. S. Lee, S. C. Kim, J. R. Lee, J. Y. Roh

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Abstract

Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is a group of inherited skin disorders characterized by lysis of basal keratinocytes leading to the development of intraepidermal blisters from mild trauma1 EBS is known to be an autosomal dominant disorder; however, a few recessive cases have been reported. In EBS, the risk of cutaneous malignancy is not higher than in the normal population2 We present a patient who showed generalized blistering after minor trauma followed by brownish reticulated hyperpigmentation and squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. We identified a novel homozygous KRT14 mutation (E392X) inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)880-882
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume162
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

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  • Dermatology

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