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U055 - Arthropod-Borne Viruses: What Dermatologists Need to Know

Sunday, February 18; 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the vectors and evolving epidemiology of Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and West Nile viruses, and the efforts being made to control them.
  • Summarize the routes of viral transmission and immunological phenomena that may contribute to more severe disease presentations.
  • Recognize the clinical presentations of these viruses with particular attention to their cutaneous manifestations, as well as the principles of diagnosis and management.


This Focus Session will provide an overview of the current epidemiology, transmission, relevant virologic and immunologic principles, and the clinical presentations, workup and management of the arthropod-borne Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and West Nile viruses. We will focus on topics of relevance and high yield to practicing dermatologists including counseling patients on prevention of transmission, recognizing the skin manifestations of each disease, choosing appropriate diagnostic testing modalities, and principles of management.


  • Ahronowitz, Iris Z, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Leslie, Kieron S., MBBS: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Ochoa, Maria Teresa, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Sunday, February 18
7:00 AM
Dr. Leslie / Arboviruses: Vectors
7:15 AM
All faculty / Q&A
7:20 AM
Dr. Ochoa / Arboviruses: Virology and Immunology
7:35 AM
All faculty / Q&A
7:40 AM
Dr. Ahronowitz / Arboviruses: Clinical Presentations and Management
7:55 AM
All faculty / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, February 18
  • Time
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 1A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Kieron S. Leslie, MBBS
  • Maria Teresa Ochoa, MD