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Session Information

FOC U057 - Sports Dermatology: Allergies, Infections, and Trauma in Athletes

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 205

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Brian Burke Adams, MD, MPH, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Identify and treat the most common skin infections in athletes
  • Recognize the morphologic features and patterns that should raise suspicion for cutaneous allergic reactions in athletes
  • Utilize basic science principles to treat and prevent sports-related traumatic skin conditions

An athlete’s skin continuously endures exposure to microbes, allergens, and trauma during sporting activities. The athletic venue, protective equipment, sporting implements, medications and even the sport itself induce and foster cutaneous reactions. This lecture reviews the epidemiology of various entities especially as they relate to specific sports. This lecture will enable participants to recognize the morphologic features and patterns that should raise suspicion for sports-related cutaneous infection, trauma, and allergy. Basic science principles responsible for traumatic skin abnormalities provide the framework that explains the optimal approach to diagnosis, therapy, and prevention for the affected athlete.