Over half of all autoimmune disorders have skin involvement and rheumatologists frequently see patients with a variety of skin disorders. Pyoderma gangrenosum, Panniculitis and Pemphigoid/Pemphigoid eruptions are frequently associated with autoimmune disorders and are themselves immunologically mediated. There have been new and interesting findings in the pathophysiology and treatment of these disorders which will be very relevant to the practicing rheumatologist.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
- describe the pathophysiology and immunology associated with pyoderma, panniculitis and pemphigus/pemphigoid
- recognize and formulate a differential diagnosis for these three conditions
- identify new treatment strategies including the use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and biological medications as possible treatment options
|Moderator:||Shelly P. Kafka, MD, Mountain State Rheumatology|
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