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FRM F015 - Petechial and Purpuric Skin Disease in Children: From Life-Threatening to Minor Nuisance

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3B

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Eulalia Baselga, MD - Handout

Speakers:
  • Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • 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
  • 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 blueberry muffin appearance in the new-born.

Schedule:

Friday, March 21
1:00 PMGeneral approach to purpura / Dr. Baselga
1:10 PMSevere purpuras / Dr. Hernandez-Martin
1:40 PMCommon purpura and benign purpura in children / Dr. Brandling-Bennett
2:10 PMPurpura-look Alikes / Dr. Baselga
2:40 PMQuestions and Answers / All faculty