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Session Information

FOC U041 - Hypercoagulability, Purpura and the Skin

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Palm Ballroom 4

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Director: Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize skin findings that suggest underlying thrombosis of skin
  • Diagnose conditions now known to be associated with hypercoagulability
  • Safely utilize newer anticoagulant agents

Many conditions associated with genetic or acquired causes of hypercoagulability are now recognized. Because the skin is involved in many of these, dermatologists may see these patients at some point. It is imperative that these diseases be recognized, as prompt diagnosis can significantly affect outcomes and may even be life-saving. We will review current knowledge about coagulation, evaluate skin findings associated with thrombosis, and discuss evaluation and management of thrombotic conditions.