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Köbner's syndrome

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The generalized type of epidermolysis bullosa syndrome. Onset in early infancy. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.

The clinical picture was first described in 1882 by Alfred Goldscheider (1858-1935). It was Koebner who, in 1886, coined ther term «Epidermolysis bullosa».


  • A. Goldscheider:
    Hereditäre Neigung zur Blasenbildung.
    Monatshefte für praktische Dermatologie, Hamburg, 1882, 1: 163-174.
  • H. Köbner:
    Hereditäre Anlage zur Blasenbildung (Epidermolysis bullosa hereditaria).
    Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1886, 12: 21.

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