Little Info cards make life easier for German patients with esophageal atresia

25 November 2020

A lot of patients with esophageal atresia have a very noisy cough. The German patient organization for children and grownups with esophageal atresia (KEKS) now provides their member with little informative leaflets in credit card format.

They let other people know, that the noisy cough is not contagious and quite normal. Especially in times of Corona the stares and the concerned questions became more frequent. Now, the members of KEKS have an easy way to explain their condition.

The cards may help grownups as well as children as they can be used to explain the condition to caregivers and teachers. The cards provide information about the anatomical differences between people with a healthy esophagus and people with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.

The cards were inspired by the publications of the British support group: TOFS. You can download their badges and posters here: publications and leafletsĀ 


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