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SYM S057 - Tropical Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 301/302

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Francisco G. Bravo, MD

  • Patricia Jannet Alvarez, MD
  • Mahreen Ameen, MD, MBBS, MSc
  • Mariel Amelia Isa Pimentel, MD
  • Silvio Alencar Marques, MD - Handout
  • Carolina Talhari, MD, PhD

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

  • Recognize specific entities in tropical dermatology that are either uncommon or have been recently described
  • Treat specific entities in tropical dermatology that are either uncommon or have been recently described
  • Differentiate such entities from other pathologies with similar clinical characteristics

This session is directed who those interested in update their knowledge in some of the most common infectious disease seen mainly in the tropics, such as leprosy , leishmaniasis , paracoccidiodomycosis, and fungal infections of soft tissues. Other topics to be discussed are those considered emerging infectious diseases (such as balamuthiasis) or commonly seen in international travelers (such as gnathostomiasis)


  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis: therapeutic strategies and future directions. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2007 Nov;8(16):2689-99
  • Tropical dermatology: Tropical diseases caused by protozoa. J Am Acad Dermatol 2009 Jun;60(6):897-925; quiz 926-8
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis. Clin Dermatol 2012 Nov-Dec;30(6):610-5


Tuesday, March 25
2:00 PMParacoccidiomycosis: new insights in epidemiology and treatment / Dr. Marques
2:30 PMLeishmaniasis: from Old world to New world / Dr. Ameen
3:00 PMGnathostomiasis / Dr. Alvarez
3:30 PMChromomycosis and rhinoentomophtoromycosis / Isa
4:00 PMLeprosy, with special emphasis in HIV infection / Dr. Talhari
4:30 PMBalamuthiasis / Dr. Bravo