Vaccination advices

A vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection has been organized at EU level in all European countries simuA vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection has been organized at EU level in all European countries simultaneously.

There is no reason for people with rare disease to avoid vaccination against SARS-CoV-2. Vaccination is important to protect the whole population as well as patients with rare skin diseases, although ultimately it remains the personal choice of each individual.

We particularly encourage vaccination for patients with disorders which may affect the immune system making complications of COVID-19. The currently available “mRNA vaccines” are dead vaccines and should not pose a risk to patients with immune deficiency and those undergoing immunosuppressive treatment.

Depending on the availability of other types of vaccines, in the future, new recommendations may be necessary.

Mendelian connective tissue disorders

There is no contraindication to vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 for patients with Monogenic connective tissue disorders.

Vaccination against COVID19 is important for the whole population including patients with connective tissue disorders. Although vaccination remains the patient’s choice, as it is the own choice for any citizen.

It could be strongly recommended for patients with connective tissue disorders, particularly for those with bad general condition, severe vascular and/or important lung involvement.

For detailed advice, don’t hesitate to contact the specialist who ensures your medical follow-up by email, fax or telephone.

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20 YEARS AGO ……

Cécile was diagnosed in 1992.

8 years later, she appeared for the first time on TV screens.

On 11th November 2001 we set up Cutis Laxa Internationale. But there was no research programm. We knew of 9 patients.

One month later,  we appealled on TV screens during the Telethon (Fudraising event). We needed a 10th patient for a research programm to be launched.

Annie Moissin, wha was responsible for relationship with patients for orphan disorders at that time, heard our call. She tells here (in French) what happenend next.

Thanks to you Annie,

Thanks to Solhand of which you are now the Chair.,

One can do nothing alone, Together we are stronger, we go further.

Marie-Claude Boiteux

Chair of Cutis Laxa Internationale,  Cécile’s mother

Living with …. Cutis Laxa

The French monthly magazine “La Revue du Praticien” (The Medical Practitioner’s Journal) published an article on Cutis Laxa in its November issue.

 

Read the article here (in French)

Patients Representatives’ (EPAGs) work in 2019-2020 in the European Reference Network-Skin (ERN-Skin)

During the 5th annual meeting of the French Health Network FIMARAD (Network for Rare Cutaneous Disorders), Marie-Claude Boiteux presented the ePAGs’ work for Patients in ERN-Skin (in French at 9:57)

e-Book edited by the French Federation for Skin (FFP)

FFP has just issues its first e-book on :

“Cutaneous disorders and psychology”

The French Federation for Skin helps you and shares a few pages on patients’ psychological situation as well as advice and analysis from our psychologists. It aims to give some points to help live a better daily life with the disorder.

Read (pdf in French)

CUTIS LAXA PATIENT JOURNEYS

We have developped 2 patient journeys based on testimonies from our members on what it is like to live with a Cutis Laxa.

Those documents aim to be a tool for health care professionals and patients during a consultation to help them agree on the best possible care on a long term basis.

They will be updated as often as needed to fit with the patients’ daily life and the most recent findings and treatments.

CUTIS LAXA WITH ARTERIES AND LUNGS SYMPTOMS

CUTIS LAXA WITH NEURO AND SKELETON SYMPTOMS

 

6th CUTIS LAXA DAYS

SAVE THE DATES

The 6th Cutis Laxa  Days will be held at the University Hospital of Ghent( Belgium)

on 14th, 15th and 16th September 2022

 

FUNDRAISING PAGE

Help us raise enough funds to organise the next Cutis Laxa Days.

Go to our secured fundraising page, thank you

https://www.leetchi.com/c/cutislaxainternational?fbclid=IwAR0HRdStl2FoSBi3_sH5ckcMf7Rw-CJuZYhoOP2ZZb8dI8cjJG6IjVZh0Hc

Watch Cecile’s interview

WHAT IS AN ERN (European Reference Network) ? (Videos)

Set up 3 years ago by the European Commission, they aim to help patients with rare disorders receive a right diagnosis and follow-up, gather together all European experts and Patients Organisations to allow patients to get the best care.

The European Commission, Patients and ERN Coordinators give their point of view

European Commission (in almost all European Languages)

https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-193046

Patients (in English and/or with English subtitles)

https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-191813

ERN Coordinators (in English and/or with English subtitles)

https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-191812