F040 - Coagulation and Vasculitis
Friday, February 16; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Recognize number and distribution patterns of purpuric lesions helpful in sorting the differential diagnosis
- Recognize individual lesional morphologic features of purpura helpful in sorting the differential diagnosis
- Select the most appropriate lesions for biopsy depending on the purpose of the biopsy
This session is directed at focusing the differential diagnosis of diseases producing purpura in the skin, emphasizing all that can be gleaned from bedside observation, the importance of proper lesion selection to optimize the reliability of histopathogic findings, and then integrating the cutaneous clinical and histopathologic findings with the clinical setting and relevant laboratory information to arrive at the most likely diagnosis. Based on this determination, the most effective treatment options can be utilized.
- Piette, Warren W., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.