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FRM F134 - Hand and Foot Psoriasis, Dermatitis and Other Inflammatory Dermatoses

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 708/710

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Robert Bissonnette, MD, MSc, FAAD - Handout

  • David Eric Cohen, MD, FAAD
  • Thomas L. Diepgen, MD
  • Alan Menter, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Identify and diagnose common inflammatory hand and foot inflammatory dermatoses including psoriasis, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and palmo-plantar pustulosis
  • 2. Identify which patients with hand and foot inflammatory dermatoses should be patch tested and use the proper allergens and series
  • 3. Use evidence-based efficacy data for topical therapy, phototherapy, oral systemic and biologic therapy to select the best treatment options for hand and foot psoriasis, dermatitis and palmo-plantar pustulosi

Common inflammatory dermatoses such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis often involve hands and feet. Unfortunately the morphology is often different on palms and soles making the diagnosis more challenging. Treatment of these inflammatory skin conditions is also more difficult when palms or soles are involved. This session will review the different clinical presentations of common hand and feet dermatoses and the role of patch testing. The focus will be on the management of hand and foot psoriasis, dermatitis and palmo-plantar pustulosis. Recent data on the efficacy of biological agents and oral systemic agents and will be reviewed and discussed.


Monday, March 24
3:30 PMIntroduction and Differential Diagnosis of Inflammatory Hand and Foot Dermatoses / Dr. Bissonnette
3:45 PMRole of Patch Testing in Patients with Inflammatory Hand and Food Dermatoses / Dr. Cohen
4:05 PMManagement of Hand and Foot Psoriasis / Dr. Menter
4:30 PMManagement of Hand and Foot Dermatitis / Dr. Diepgen
4:55 PMManagement of Palmo-Plantar Pustulosis / Dr. Bissonnette
5:10 PMQuestion Period and Discussion / All faculty