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Garden Variety Dermatology: Identifying & Managing Exposures to Hazardous Plants & Arthropods in the Garden
Tuesday, March 05
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Julian J. Trevino, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify the plants and arthropods discussed.
- Recognize the cutaneous manifestations associated with exposures to the plants and arthropods discussed.
- Select the most appropriate therapy and/or preventative measures for the various plant and arthropod exposures presented.
A trip to the garden can include exposures ranging from "killer" plants to fire ants. Cutaneous manifestations resulting from outdoor plant and arthropod exposures are commonly encountered in medical dermatology practice. These range from minor annoyances to severe, life-threatening emergencies. The most recent entomologic and botanical classification for the arthropods and plants discussed will be reviewed. The epidemiology and pathogenesis of the adverse cutaneous reactions to various plants and arthropods will be presented. The range of clinical manifestations seen in plant and arthropod exposures will be emphasized. Strategies for prevention and management of the adverse cutaneous reactions will be discussed.