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Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Diagnostic Matrix

First Screen of the EB Clinical Diagnostic Matrix

Download the Tool (Excel File containing Makros, 11,4MB)

To improve clinical diagnostic accuracy, particularly in resource-poor settings, a novel EB diagnostic system has been developed.
This simple electronic version automatically computes the most likely diagnosis. It incorporates illustrations to help practitioners recognise relevant clinical features.

An accurate diagnosis is essential for managing and counselling patients with EB. The latest EB classification lists more than 30 subtypes and high levels of clinical and laboratory expertise are required to differentiate them. Unfortunately such facilities are inaccessible to many.

To improve clinical diagnostic accuracy, particularly in resource-poor settings, EB experts in India, Abu Dhabi and the UK have developed a novel EB diagnostic system, recently accepted for publication by the British Journal of Dermatology (see http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjd.15221/abstract).

Professor Celia Moss, one of the co-authors, says "We know this tool is not perfect, but we hope it will be a useful guide for non-expert dermatologists. We will be pleased for others to use it, translate it and adapt it to their needs. An email link on the title screen invites comments and feedback."