Rash Diagnostics: Distinguishing Features of Allergy, Autoimmunity, Autoinflammation and Infection in the Skin
Allergic and Immunologic Skin Diseases
Friday, March 2, 2018: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Convention Center, South Concourse, Level 3, S330GH
2.50 CME/CE
Primary Moderators:
Peck Y. Ong, MD FAAAAI
Elham M. Hossny, MD PhD FAAAAI

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the uses and limitations of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of allergic, autoimmune, autoinflammatory and infectious skin rashes
  2. Identify characteristics that do and do not separate viral exanthema and allergic drug rashes; Differentiate bullous rashes of autoimmune and drug-associated etiologies and accurately diagnose infections that commonly superimpose atopic dermatitis
  3. Discuss features of urticarial rashes that require workup beyond what is commonly performed in chronic spontaneous urticaria and recommend appropriate diagnostic workup in these patients
10:00 AM
What Skin Biopsy Does and Does Not Tell You in the Diagnosis of Allergic, Infectious, Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Rashes
Corinne Savides Happel, MD
10:20 AM
Question & Answer
10:30 AM
Distinguishing Allergic Drug Rashes and Viral Exanthema
Moshe Ben-Shoshan, MD
10:50 AM
Question & Answer
11:00 AM
Diagnosing Vasculitic and Autoinflammatory Disorders That Present with Urticaria
Sarbjit Singh Saini, MD FAAAAI
11:20 AM
Question & Answer
11:30 AM
Diagnostic Work-up in Autoimmune and Allergic Bullous Rashes
David H. Dreyfus, MD PhD FAAAAI
11:50 AM
Question & Answer
12:00 PM
When to Suspect Infection in Atopic Dermatitis and How to Identify Responsible Microorganisms
Alexandra F. Freeman, MD
12:20 PM
Question & Answer
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