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FRM F157 - Petechial and Purpuric Skin Disease in Children: From Life-Threatening to Minor Nuisance

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B114/B115

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Eulalia Baselga, MD - Handout


  • Maria Cecilia Garzon, MD, FAAD
  • 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 and treatment.
  • Identify skin lesions that are “purple” in color but do not represent true purpura

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 blue-berry muffin appearance in the new-born.


Tuesday, March 05
3:30 PMIntroduction: General approach to purpura / Dr. Baselga
3:40 PMSevere purpuras / Dr. Hernandez-Martin
4:10 PMCommon purpura and benign purpura in children / Dr. Garzon
4:40 PMPurpura-look Alikes / Dr. Baselga