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Session Information

FOC U046 - Cutaneous Dysesthesias

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room 203

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Director: Kristen Fernandez, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Detect patients with neurocutaneous disease
  • Formulate a treatment regimen for cutaneous dysesthesias
  • Recognize patients that could benefit from referral to other specialist

Often, neurological impairment in patients with cutaneous dysesthesias goes missed by well-meaning physicians. Because dermatologists are often referred these patients because of a suspected “skin disease”, we should understand how and when to treat these patients with neurotropic and psychotherapeutic agents to improve upon patient care. In this session we will review some of the cutaneous dysesthesias most commonly encountered in a dermatology practice (brachioradial pruritus, scalp dysesthesia, and nostalgia paresthetica) and discuss the literature that exists regarding treatment options. Will also focus on which patients would benefit from referral to another specialist, such as orthopedics or pain medicine.