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SYM S057 - Tropical Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 301/302

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Francisco G. Bravo, MD

Speakers:
  • Patricia Jannet Alvarez, MD
  • Mahreen Ameen, MD, MBBS, MSc
  • Mariel Amelia Isa Pimentel, MD
  • Silvio Alencar Marques, MD - Handout
  • Carolina Talhari, MD, PhD

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

  • Recognize specific entities in tropical dermatology that are either uncommon or have been recently described
  • Treat specific entities in tropical dermatology that are either uncommon or have been recently described
  • Differentiate such entities from other pathologies with similar clinical characteristics

Description:
This session is directed who those interested in update their knowledge in some of the most common infectious disease seen mainly in the tropics, such as leprosy , leishmaniasis , paracoccidiodomycosis, and fungal infections of soft tissues. Other topics to be discussed are those considered emerging infectious diseases (such as balamuthiasis) or commonly seen in international travelers (such as gnathostomiasis)

References:

  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis: therapeutic strategies and future directions. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2007 Nov;8(16):2689-99
  • Tropical dermatology: Tropical diseases caused by protozoa. J Am Acad Dermatol 2009 Jun;60(6):897-925; quiz 926-8
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis. Clin Dermatol 2012 Nov-Dec;30(6):610-5

Schedule:

Tuesday, March 25
2:00 PMParacoccidiomycosis: new insights in epidemiology and treatment / Dr. Marques
2:30 PMLeishmaniasis: from Old world to New world / Dr. Ameen
3:00 PMGnathostomiasis / Dr. Alvarez
3:30 PMChromomycosis and rhinoentomophtoromycosis / Isa
4:00 PMLeprosy, with special emphasis in HIV infection / Dr. Talhari
4:30 PMBalamuthiasis / Dr. Bravo