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Cutaneous Lupus and Dermatomyositis: Management Pearls and Pitfalls for the General Dermatologist
Tuesday, March 25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jennie T. Clarke, MD, FAAD
- Carolyn A. Bangert, MD, FAAD
- Alisa Femia, MD, FAAD
- Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, FAAD
- David A. Wetter, MD, FAAD - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Appropriately diagnose patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis.
- Develop a treatment algorithm that incorporates modalities including sun protection, topical therapies, and antimalarials.
- Describe associated systemic complications of lupus and dermatomyositis and screen appropriately for them.
A case-based approach will be utilized to describe practical clinical scenarios that will enable the resident or general dermatologist to appropriately diagnose and manage patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis. Participants will learn to develop treatment algorithms that incorporate modalities such as sun protection, topical therapies, antimalarials and retinoids. The evidence for the effectiveness of these agents and their safe use in adults and children will be reviewed. Participants will be able to identify when to initiate systemic immunosuppressive therapy and/or refer to other specialists.