Severe recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a very rare inherited disease with excessive blisters forming starting at birth. Surgical intervention in this population creates a challenge: preventing formation of new lesions while managing previously scarred tissues. We present a case of a 27-year-old patient with end-stage renal disease caused by rapidly progressive IgA nephropathy. Living donor kidney transplantation was performed under local, spinal and epidural anesthesia. Living kidney transplantation in epidermolysis bullosa patients with end-stage renal disease should not be a contraindication for transplantation and should be considered as a viable and feasible option after careful preparation.

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Journal Transplantation Proceedings
Ceuppens, S.H.E. (S. H.E.), Kimenai, H.J.A.N, Roodnat, J.I, Mertens Zur Borg, I.R.A.M, Duipmans, J.C, IJzermans, J.N.M, & Minnee, R.C. (2019). Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in a Patient With Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Case Report. Transplantation Proceedings. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2019.04.049