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FRM F015 - Petechial and Purpuric Skin Disease in Children: From Life-Threatening to Minor Nuisance

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3B

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Eulalia Baselga, MD - Handout

  • Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Maria-Angela Hernandez-Martin, MD - Handout

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

  • Recognize purpuric skin diseases that are severe and life-threatening in children
  • Identify common purpuric diseases in children and discuss diagnostic tests, appropriate follow-up
  • Identify skin lesions that are “purple” in color but do not represent true purpura

The goal of this session is to review purpuric disease in newborns and older children, from those that need urgent evaluation and treatment because they are life-threatening to the more benign that may not need diagnostic tests or treatment. Topics to be covered include purpura fulminans, Schönlein-Henoch purpura, acute hemorrhagic edema, pigmented purpuric eruptions, purpuric viral exanthems and iatrogenic purpura. In this session we will also review other diseases that may mimic or look-alike purpura but do not represent extravasation of red blood cells such as diseases causing a blueberry muffin appearance in the new-born.


Friday, March 21
1:00 PMGeneral approach to purpura / Dr. Baselga
1:10 PMSevere purpuras / Dr. Hernandez-Martin
1:40 PMCommon purpura and benign purpura in children / Dr. Brandling-Bennett
2:10 PMPurpura-look Alikes / Dr. Baselga
2:40 PMQuestions and Answers / All faculty