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Session Information

FOC U030 - Sarcoidosis

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 603

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Misha Rosenbach, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize cutaneous sarcoidosis
  • Evaluate patients for extra-cutaneous organ involvement
  • Treat patients' cutaneous sarcoidosis

Description:
Sarcoidosis is an uncommon multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown cause that affects the skin in 30% of patients. This session will review the current understanding of cutaneous sarcoidosis, including new theories about the etiopathogenesis of this complex disease. During the session we will review how to diagnose cutaneous sarcoidosis, with a focus on the broad clinical spectrum and multiple morphologies of this protean disease. We will then examine how to evaluate patients for systemic involvement once a diagnosis is made. Finally, we will review the treatment options and present a step-wise, practical approach to the management of these challenging patients.