About Kindler Syndrome

Kindler Syndrome is the rarest type of EB. Blisters form in any skin layer and internal organs. Kindler Syndrome is caused by mutations in the gene FERMT1which holds the instructions to make the protein kindlin-1. Individuals with Kindler Syndrome have a high sensitivity to UV rays from the sun and have an increased risk for squamous cell carcinoma, especially in the mouth.

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