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CRS C010 - Basic Dermatopathology: Inflammatory

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Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 6.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 2C

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Director: Thomas N. Helm, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Alan S. Boyd, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Michael J. Camilleri, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • John Andrew Carlson, MD - Handout
  • Catherine Chung, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Anthony Fernandez, MD, FAAD
  • Tammie C. Ferringer, MD, FAAD
  • Jane Margaret Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Christine Ko, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Darius R. Mehregan, MD, FAAD
  • Margot S. Peters, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD
  • Beth S. Ruben, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Recognize the histologic features of common dermatoses.
  • Identify characteristics that differentiate common dermatoses
  • Diagnose skin diseases more effectively

This session will provide an overview of the microscopic diagnosis of inflammatory skin diseases, and is directed to practicing dermatologists as well as residents in training. Emphasis will be placed on pattern analysis. Criteria used to establish a diagnosis and to differentiate from other similar appearing dermatoses will be reviewed. Topics include but are not limited to: dermatitis, vasculitis, alopecia, infectious disease, autoimmune bullous disease, panniculitis, and connective tissue disease.


  • Elston D and Ferringer T with Ko C, Peckham S, High WA, DiCaudo DJ. Dermatopathology: Requisites in Dermatology 1e. Elsevier Publishers, NY 2008.
  • Elston D and Ferringer T with Ko C, Peckham S, High WA, DiCaudo DJ. Dermatopathology: Expert Consult 2e. Saunders. NY 2013.


Saturday, March 22
9:00 AMIntroductory Comments / Dr. Helm
9:05 AMMy Method for Aproaching Skin Biopsies and Interpreting Reaction Patterns / Dr. Ko
9:30 AMSpongiotic and Psoriasiform Dermatitis / Dr. Piliang
9:50 AMVacuolar and Interface Dermatitis / Dr. Fernandez
10:10 AMNodular and Diffuse Dermatitis / Dr. Grant-Kels
10:30 AMQuestions / Dr. Helm
10:45 AMThe Histopathology of Cutaneous Vasculitis / Dr. Carlson
11:10 AMPanniculitis / Dr. Peters
11:30 AMGranulomatous and Histiocytic Diseases / Dr. Chung
12:00 PMBreak /
2:00 PMBlistering Diseases / Dr. Camilleri
2:30 PMAlopecia / Dr. Bergfeld
2:55 PMInfections and Infestations / Dr. Boyd
3:25 PMQuestions / Dr. Helm
3:45 PMMetabolic Disorders / Dr. Ferringer
4:05 PMNails / Dr. Ruben
4:25 PMGenodermatoses / Dr. Mehregan
4:45 PMPitfalls and Tumors that can Mimic Inflammatory Dermatoses / Dr. Helm