PHM Focus

Schedule at a Glance

Rashes Associated with Life Theatening Disease

Primary Leader:
Laurie Gordon


Objective 1:
1. Learn the key clinical patterns associated with the most common pediatric life threatening rashes

Objective 2:
2. Review the diagnosis and initial management of the most common pediatric life threatening rashes

Objective 3:

This case-based presentation will focus on clinical pattern recognition for potentially life-threatening pediatric rashes. It will begin with an overview of basic dermatologic terminology. The key historical factors to be reviewed with any patient presenting with a potentially life threatening rash will be discussed. The rest of the session will focus on cases of patients with potentially life-threatening rashes; questions will be presented to the audience, for response via an audience response system. These cases will focus on key clinical patterns that should not be missed and the initial management and stabilization of the patients. The audience will be asked to make a diagnosis after each case is presented; the correct diagnosis and each of the incorrect alternatives will be discussed. Some of the conditions to be discussed include: Meningococcemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Toxic Shock Syndromes, Necrotizing Fasciitis, DRESS/DHS syndrome, Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Eczema Herpeticum.