Chapter

Skin symptoms

YiFan Liang and Jacqueline Denyer

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199595105
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199665020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199595105.003.0029

Series: Oxford Textbooks In Palliative Medicine

Skin symptoms

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Caring for children with life-limiting skin disorders poses a challenge for all involved in their management. It is essential that all professionals involved are familiar with the disease process and the particular symptoms that may develop, in order to provide multidimensional care in accordance with the wishes of the child and their family. Most professionals who are working in paediatric palliative care encounter such primary life-limiting skin diseases relatively infrequently. Much more often they are faced with the need to manage symptoms in the skin that arise from other, more general systemic life-limiting conditions. The range of these is very wide. This chapter has provided an overview of the pathophysiology and management of some of the more common symptoms that may be manifested in the skin.

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Palliative Medicine

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