Video explaining autoimmune blistering disease including possible causes, clinical manifestations, pathology, and treatments to patients.
- More clear and succinct than currently available written media.
- Can be viewed by patient before office visit, reducing the visitation time.
Autoimmune blistering diseases, most commonly divided into pemphigus and pemphigoid, are disorders whereby the body mistakenly attacks a protein that facilitates cell adhesion, leading to the formation of blisters on the skin and/or mucous membranes. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the disease. The only currently available patient literature about this disorder is either written or consists of videos that a patient is not able to understand. A video explaining the disease would allow patients to make more informed decisions about their treatment options with their physicians, but no such video currently exists.
Physicians at Emory have developed a video that explains autoimmune blistering diseases to patients. The video first provides information about the condition and its pathogenesis using an animation followed, by an explanation of available treatment options. The video then ends with links to surveys or solicitations for feedback that the patient can fill out. These videos can provide unlimited access to educational information for patients while saving physicians a considerable amount of time.
Educational videos are complete and currently available.