Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa

What is it? Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is one of the main types of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). This group of inherited skin fragility disorders is characterised by blistering of the skin and body linings with minimal injury. There are four main types of EB which are defined by the depth at which the skin becomes blistered. There […]

Jessner Lymphocytic Infiltrate

What is it? Also known as … Benign Lymphocytic Infiltration of the skin, Jessner–Kanof Lymphocytic infiltration of the skin What is Jessner Lymphocytic Infiltrate? It is a benign skin condition characterised by persistent lymphocyte (immune) cells in the skin. It may be a variant of lupus erythematosus, but this remains uncertain. What causes it? The cause […]

Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis

What is it? Also known as … Atopic Winter Feet, Forefoot Dermatitis, Moon-boot Foot Syndrome, Sweaty Sock Dermatitis What is Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis? Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis is a skin condition where there is cracking and peeling of the weight-bearing areas of the soles. What causes it? The condition occurs primarily (but not exclusively) in children […]

Juvenile xanthogranuloma

Juvenile xanthogranuloma What is juvenile xanthogranuloma? Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a self-limiting benign condition which means that it resolves spontaneously without treatment. The condition is most common during the first two years of life. It is present at birth in 10% of cases. Males are affected slightly more often than females. JXG belongs to the […]