Cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions in children

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The purpose of this module is to develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions in children. By completing this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify key features of drug induced hypersensitivity syndrome, work-up, and management
  • Identify the classic morphologic findings and triggers for erythema multiforme
  • Distinguish between erythema multiforme and other hypersensitivity reactions in children including serum sickness like reaction and urticaria multiforme

Refer patients with serious cutaneous eruptions to dermatology or for inpatient care

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