Nursing interventions for Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis

Epidermodysplasia

 

  • Advise patient to avoid cutting, shaving, brushing, or picking lesions
  • Advise patients to wear shower shoes in locker rooms or public showers
  • Wash hands carefully after touching a lesion
  • Keep patient’s hands and feet dry and clean as possible since there is a greater chance of organisms growing in warm and moist environments
  • Be sensitive to the mental/emotional damage to patients. Many clients become depressed/suicidal
  • Prevent infection
  • Offer emotional support to patients
  • Encourage patients to adhere to treatment program such as Chemotheraphy, medicine, surgeries, etc.
  • Counsel regarding sun avoidance and strict use of sunscreens, as soon as the diagnosis is made, given their propensity to skin cancer.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/flypnaii-1574027-rare-disease/

http://www.cutis.com/articles/original-articles/article/epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-successful-treatment-with-squaric-acid-dibutylester/b577d81a450964a7f51d14e5d82bb9eb.html

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