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FOC U048 - Infectious Skin Diseases in Returned Travelers

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room B118/119

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Director: Jose Dario Martinez, MD - Handout

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

  • Recognize recent trends and developments in infectious diseases and infestations among returned travelers.
  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat affected patients more knowledgeably and effectively.

This session, essentially an infectious disease update, will highlight the most frequent skin maladies among returned travelers in the USA and the Americas. Topics will include cutaneous larva migrans, bed bugs, skin infections (abscesses), superficial fungal infection (pityriasis versicolor), dengue, cutaneous leishmaniasis (chiclero ulcer), myiasis, gnathostomiasis, and spotted fever (rickettsias). The presentation will emphasize trends and new developments, including diagnosis, therapy and changing patterns of disease. The session will be clinically germane and directly applicable to patient care.