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Lessons Learned from a Pediatric Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic
Monday, March 24
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Diagnose pediatric autoimmune connective tissue disease with cutaneous manifestations.
- Order appropriate work-up for pediatric patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease.
- Prescribe and monitor systemic immunosuppressive therapy for pediatric patients.
Many dermatologists are not comfortable managing pediatric patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease or those who require systemic immunosuppressive therapy. This session will focus on work-up and treatment of children who were seen in a combined rheumatology-dermatology clinic with a variety of diagnoses, including localized scleroderma/morphea, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, livedoid vasculopathy, and severe psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.