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Iona Lister considers the effects of facial disfigurement

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 15, PAGE NO: 33Iona Lister, outreach coordinator, Changing FacesMeeting a patient who has a disfigurement to the face, hands or body can present many challenges. Disfigurements include birthmarks, scars, asymmetrical features, paralysis, skin grafts and skin conditions. These may be present at birth, such as cleft lip, or caused by an accident, fire, cancer treatment, disease or illness.

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