Characteristics of Patients with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

We are looking for subjects who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a clinical diagnosis of RDEB by a local dermatologist
  • Are age 7 or older and are willing to give consent, or if a minor, their parents or guardians are willing to give consent
  • Medically stable to travel to Stanford University Medical Center
  • Currently this study is limited to residents in the USA


If you meet the above criteria, you may be eligible to come to Stanford University for this trial.  The study will involve skin biopsies, blood tests, and genetic testing.  We will pay the travel and laboratory expenses related to this trial.

The results of this study may tell us if you can be a candidate for other research studies, such as gene transfer.

If you would like more information, or have any questions regarding our study and/or our eligibility criteria, please contact our study coordinator, Melissa Barriga at (650) 850-1674 or

For information about your rights as a research participant, please contact, please contact the Stanford Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 650-723-5244, or toll-free at 1-866-680-2906.