Foot Care in Epidermolysis Bullosa: Evidence-based Guideline

M.T. Khan; M. O'Sullivan; B. Faitli; J.E. Mellerio; R. Fawkes; M. Wood; L.D. Hubbard; A.G. Harris; L. Iacobaccio; T. Vlahovic; L. James; L. Brains; M. Fitzpatrick; K. Mayre-Chilton

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The British Journal of Dermatology. 2020;182(3):593-604. 

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Conclusions

We can conclude that podiatric intervention improves EB foot care. The key interventions of clinical debridement of hyperkeratotic (callused) skin, dressings of wounds and reduction and cutting of nails greatly improved the wellbeing of patients. Advice given by the podiatrist helped patients to identify suitable footwear, insoles and socks, benefiting patients on a daily basis. A podiatrist should routinely be included as part of the multidisciplinary management of EB. An overview of the evidence for each outcome is provided in Table 5.

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