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Occupational Therapy in Epidermolysis Bullosa

A Holistic Concept for Intervention from Infancy to Adult

  • Hedwig Weiß
  • Florian Prinz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hedwig Weiß, Florian Prinz
    Pages 1-10
  3. Florian Prinz
    Pages 11-26
  4. Florian Prinz
    Pages 41-47
  5. Florian Prinz
    Pages 49-57
  6. Florian Prinz
    Pages 95-102
  7. Hedwig Weiß
    Pages 103-149
  8. Hedwig Weiß
    Pages 151-178
  9. Hedwig Weiß, Florian Prinz
    Pages 179-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-190

About this book

Introduction

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the collective term for a heterogenous group of genetic skin disorders characterised by the formation of blisters and erosions on skin and mucous membranes.

This book deals with early childhood motor and perceptual development, a particular challenge for children with extremely fragile skin. Going into functional treatment, it addresses rehabilitation of hands and feet in EB patients with fusions or contractures.

The authors are occupational therapists with long-term experience in the management of EB patients. In an extraordinary holistic approach, they present a combination of paediatric and functional areas of treatment.

Occupational therapy tools and interventions can help alleviate a number of accompanying complications and symptoms of EB, enhance self-care, and improve quality of life in general.

Due to its practical approach, this book not only serves as a unique guide for doctors and health care professionals but is also comprehensible and useful for patients.

Keywords

EB Epidermolysis bullosa Foot rehabilitation Genetic Hand rehabiliation Rare Disease Skin connective tissue disease occupational therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Hedwig Weiß
    • 1
  • Florian Prinz
    • 1
  1. 1.University Clinic for Physical Medicine and RehabilitationState Hospital SalzburgSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1139-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1138-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1139-0
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