What is included in patient education about pemphigus vulgaris?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Bassam Zeina, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Minimize trauma to the skin because the patient's skin is fragile both from the disease and from the use of topical and systemic steroids.

The patient's understanding of the disease and education about pemphigus vulgaris is important because of the chronic nature of this disorder.

Educate patients regarding their medications. They should know about dose, adverse effects, and symptoms of toxicity so they can report adverse effects to the physician.

Educate patients about appropriate wound care.


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