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FOC U053 - Lessons Learned from a Pediatric Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 704/706

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Diagnose pediatric autoimmune connective tissue disease with cutaneous manifestations.
  • Order appropriate work-up for pediatric patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease.
  • Prescribe and monitor systemic immunosuppressive therapy for pediatric patients.

Description:
Many dermatologists are not comfortable managing pediatric patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease or those who require systemic immunosuppressive therapy. This session will focus on work-up and treatment of children who were seen in a combined rheumatology-dermatology clinic with a variety of diagnoses, including localized scleroderma/morphea, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, livedoid vasculopathy, and severe psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.