Rare Disease Report

Patients Educating Dentists about Rare Skin Disorder

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
The international Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) is using Patient Educators to teach dentistry students throughout the United States about pemphigus vulgaris and mucous membrane pemphigoid.

Pemphigus vulgaris and mucous membrane pemphigoid are rare autoimmune skin disorders that causes blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. A patient may go several years with the condition before being properly diagnosed. Since blistering in the mouth is a common occurrence, dentists are ideal candidates to learn more about how to recognize this condition.

Each lecture begins with a short video short video about pemphigus vulgaris and mucous membrane pemphigoid, and that is followed by a presentation as well as a Q&A session. The lectures can be incorporated into standard class times.

For more information about IPPF educational programs, click here.

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