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FOC U006 - Garden Variety Dermatology: Identifying & Managing Exposures to Hazardous Plants & Arthropods in the Garden

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 103/105

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Julian J. Trevino, MD, FAAD

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

  • Identify the plants and arthropods discussed.
  • Recognize the cutaneous manifestations associated with exposures to various plants and arthropods.
  • Select the most appropriate therapy and/or preventative measures for the various plant/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 dermatology practice. These range from minor annoyances to severe, life-threatening emergencies. Tips will be given for accurate identification of the plants and arthropods discussed. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of the adverse cutaneous reactions to a variety of plants and arthropods found throughout the US will be presented. The range of clinical manifestations seen in plant and arthropod exposures will be emphasized. Strategies for prevention and management of the cutaneous reactions will be discussed.