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    Your support of DEBRA International or a national EB group enables us to provide the best quality of life for families and individuals affected by EB.

Donation Account: IBAN AT65 6000 0005 1004 5254, BIC BAWAATWW, DEBRA International, Am Heumarkt 27/1, 1030 Vienna

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Nutrition of babies and children with EB

All babies and children need to be well nourished to thrive and to enjoy the best
possible quality of life. This is especially important for those with the more severe
EB types, (Recessive Dystrophic EB, Dowling-Meara EB Simplex and non-Herlitz
Junctional EB) because some of their nutrition is diverted away from growth and
into wound healing and fighting skin infections.

Although it is not possible to cure EB with 'special' diets (eliminating particular foods or containing megadoses of certain nutrients), by promoting an optimal nutritional intake growth, immunity and healing will have the best chance of succeeding.

Nutrition for babies with EB

Heynes, L (2008): Nutrition for babies with Epidermolysis bullosa. For parents, carers and professionals.

Heynes, L (2008): Nutrition in Epidermolysis bullosa for children over 1 year of age. For parents, carers and professionals.

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