Patient Information Leaflets

The EADV Task Forces have produced a number of leaflets intended to give advice to patients on the most common skin diseases and their current treatments.
Quality health information is essential in helping patients better understand their condition, its causes and how it can be managed.

Building this knowledge can contribute to improved experience and quality of life for patients.

In addition to the available leaflets, you may also contact or visit your national patient association for support or your local dermatological organisation that can provide additional information.

These resources represent a first step and an overview of your disease – your treating physician will be able to provide answers to your specific questions and the best advice for your care and treatment.

You can browse all of the EADV patient information leaflets below, which are divided by topic.

 

ACNE
 
AUTOIMMUNE BULLOUS DISEASES (AIBD)

 

Contact dermatitis
 
Dermatopathology
 
Eczema / Atopic dermatitis
 
Laser dermatology and evidence based devices
 
Melanoma 
 
Mycology
 
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)
 
Occupational skin disease
 
Skin in organ transplant recipients (OTR) 
 
Paediatric dermatology
 
Pruritus
 
Psoriasis
 
Psychodermatology
 
Quality of life and patient outcomes
 
SKIN DISEASES IN PREGNANCY

There are few good quality studies (prospective, randomized controlled) concerning the treatment of pregnant women and almost none for dermatological conditions particularly of topical treatments. This naturally leads to difficulty in providing these patients with evidence-based advice which is desired in general. The advice given in our leaflets is based on the best available scientific evidence.

 
Teledermatology
 
Tropical Dermatology
 
Urticaria
 
Vasculitis
 
Wound healing
 
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

Thanks to the support of our colleagues from IUSTI (International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections), we are able to share the below patient leaflets on sexually transmitted diseases.

EADV and IUSTI  promote the sharing of information and engage in collective actions for the benefit of our patients.

UEMS/EBDV and ISIDOG also endorse these patient information leaflets.

For translation into other main European languages, please visit IUSTI website

 
COLLABORATIVE PROJECT:
THERAPEUTICS IN DERMATOLOGY ePORTAL

“Therapeutics in Dermatology” is an e-dermatology educational portal developed to ensure useful medical resources and content on skin diseases and therapeutic strategies.

It provides quality controlled educational material for patients and family members, to inform and empower them to take better care of their health:

www.therapeutique-dermatologique.org/

It is available both in English and French.

We would like to thank the Editorial Board of the project, coordinated by Prof. M. de Rie, Prof. P. Filipe and Prof. J. Lambert and the valuable collaboration of leading European academic dermatologists, mainly EADV members, as well as the EADV Task Forces.