Nutrition

2018 DCC Presentation on Nutrition
2018 DCC Presentation on Nutrition

Why is nutrition so important for people with EB?

  • Promote adequate growth and development
  • Provide nutrients for proper healing of skin lesions
  • Strengthen the immune system to fight infection
  • Provide energy
  • Aid with certain side effects of EB such as constipation
  • Improve overall quality of life

Colleen Vicente, RD, LDN, CNSC, the Registered Dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, presented on this topic at the 2018 debra Care Conference. Click here to view the entire set of slides from this presentation.


Credit: Colleen Vicente, RD, LDN, CNSC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  This information was presented at the 2018 debra Care Conference.

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