Because of its relationship with the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems, the skin constitutes a neuro-immuno-endocrine organ. Disorders affecting the nervous system directly or secondarily by infection or metabolic disturbances may manifest in the skin. This session will describe four disorders affecting the nervous system with cutaneous manifestations: Diabetes Mellitus, Neurofibromatosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Syphilis. Pharmacological implications are emphasized.
Following the session, learners will comprehend the relationship of nervous system disorders and skin manifestations including the impact of targeted drug therapy for these conditions..
PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FAAN,
Professor of Nursing,
School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University
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