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FRM F157 - Petechial and Purpuric Skin Disease in Children: From Life-Threatening to Minor Nuisance

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B114/B115

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Eulalia Baselga, MD - Handout

Speakers:

  • Maria Cecilia Garzon, MD, FAAD
  • Maria-Angela Hernandez-Martin, MD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize purpuric skin diseases that are severe and life-threatening in children
  • Identify common purpuric diseases in children and discuss diagnostic tests, appropriate follow-up and treatment.
  • Identify skin lesions that are “purple” in color but do not represent true purpura

Description:
The goal of this session is to review purpuric disease in newborns and older children, from those that need urgent evaluation and treatment because they are life-threatening to the more benign that may not need diagnostic tests or treatment. Topics to be covered include purpura fulminans, Schönlein-Henoch purpura, acute hemorrhagic edema, pigmented purpuric eruptions, purpuric viral exanthems and iatrogenic purpura. In this session we will also review other diseases that may mimic or look-alike purpura but do not represent extravasation of red blood cells such as diseases causing a blue-berry muffin appearance in the new-born.

Schedule:

Tuesday, March 05
3:30 PMIntroduction: General approach to purpura / Dr. Baselga
3:40 PMSevere purpuras / Dr. Hernandez-Martin
4:10 PMCommon purpura and benign purpura in children / Dr. Garzon
4:40 PMPurpura-look Alikes / Dr. Baselga