Epidermolysis bullosa consists of several different conditions,
varying in severity from minor blistering to a lethal form in which the constant massive
blistering and scarring ultimately lead to death. These conditions are frequently
The hallmark of these conditions is the formation of large, fluid-filled blisters that
develop in response to minor trauma. Some infants may have large blisters at birth. Others
start shortly after birth. Chafing (wearing away) of the skin, rubbing, or even increased
room temperature may cause blisters to form.