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Session Information

FRM F060 - The Red Face: To Patch or Not to Patch?

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 705/707

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Kalman L. Watsky, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Yolanda Rosi Helfrich, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Diagnose patients with the “red face” syndrome more effectively.
  • 2. Improve patch testing technique for patients with facial contact dermatitis.
  • 3. Select optimum treatments for patients with the “red face.”

This forum for practicing clinicians will address the diagnostic and therapeutic problems posed by the patient with the “red face.” Using clinical case examples from a referral private practice, participants will review the differential diagnosis of the “red face” and therapeutic alternatives for these patients. An update on the pathophysiology of erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea will also be presented. Special attention will be paid to patch testing with an extended series of allergens to aid in the evaluation of this challenging group of disorders.


Saturday, March 22
1:00 PMIntroduction & Overview / Dr. Watsky
1:20 PMPathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis of Erythemato-telangiectatic Rosacea / All faculty
1:45 PMUsing Patch Testing to Refine the Differential Diagnosis of the Red Face / Dr. Watsky
2:45 PMQuestions and Answers / All faculty