Epidermolysis Bullosa in Pediatric Palliative Care: A Case Series

Title

Epidermolysis Bullosa in Pediatric Palliative Care: A Case Series

Creator

Ball K; Camilleri S; Kiefel S; Schulz I; Weston L; Sacks B

Publisher

Journal of Palliative Medicine

Date

2023

Subject

Palliative Care; epidermolysis bullosa; pediatric palliative care; decision making; dermatology; Eb

Description

Background: Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) comprises a group of rare genetic conditions that are characterized by fragility of the skin and mucous membranes and formation of blisters with minor trauma. Severe forms can be life limiting. The palliative care needs of children with severe EB are poorly described. Aim: The aim of this case series was to examine the contribution of a pediatric palliative care service to the complex health care needs of children with severe EB. Methods: We present a case series of five children with severe forms of EB who were known to the state-wide Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Service, with a discussion of our learnings in caring for these children and their families. Results: Medical treatment decision making in EB provokes complex ethical, psychological, personal, and professional dilemmas. This case series highlights the diversity of management approaches that may be considered, each tailored to the unique context of the child and family.

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Citation List Month

June 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Ball K; Camilleri S; Kiefel S; Schulz I; Weston L; Sacks B, “Epidermolysis Bullosa in Pediatric Palliative Care: A Case Series,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 25, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19166.