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WOCN Conference 2018

W304 - Of All The Nerve: Skin and Wound Issues in Neurological Disorders

Jun 4, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 12:00pm

Standard: $5.00


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.

Learning Objective:

  • 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..


  • Dr. Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and WOCNEP Director, Rutgers University Camden

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