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Cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions in children


Objective

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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Pediatric learning modules

In 2015, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology's Education Committee and the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum work group collaborated to develop pediatric dermatology specific modules to complement the Basic Dermatology Curriculum. These modules were identified based on research conducted by SPD members as topics primary care providers should know about pediatric dermatology but were not addressed in the Basic Dermatology Curriculum.

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