British Association of Dermatologists' Guidelines for the Management of Pemphigus Vulgaris 2017

K.E. Harman; D. Brown; L.S. Exton; R.W. Groves; P.J. Hampton; M.F. Mohd Mustapa; J.F. Setterfield; P.D. Yesudian

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The British Journal of Dermatology. 2017;177(5):1170-1201. 

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Patient Support

Patients should be directed towards reputable sources of information and support. A patient information leaflet is available on the BAD website (www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/patient-information-leaflets). In the U.K., the PV Network (www.pemphigus.org.uk) and PEM Friends (U.K.) (www.pemfriends.co.uk), and internationally the Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation (www.pemphigus.org), are organizations providing patient support. Patients with PV may need psychological support to help them cope with coming to terms with a chronic, painful and visible disease or the impact of its treatment, particularly corticosteroids.[280,281] The input of a pain management team may be needed to advise on management of painful skin or mucosal lesions, and the advice of a dietician if oral intake is impaired.

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