As the first line of care for patients who need urgent help, emergency physicians should be able to diagnose and manage rashes, said Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, professor of emergency medicine and surgery at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. “Patients with a rash come to the emergency department to get immediate answers and treatment because dermatologists and primary care physicians aren’t available 24-7,” she said. “We should be able to identify dermatologic emergencies just as quickly and accurately as these other physicians.”
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During her presentation, “Recognizing the Top Ten Pediatric and Adult Rashes,” Dr. Marco will interact with audience members to identify 10 important adult rashes and 10 significant pediatric rashes. “We will approach each case like solving a mystery,” she said. Insight on how to distinguish lookalike rashes will also be discussed.
Dr. Marco said it’s important to bring rashes to light because she’s found that many emergency medicine residents and physicians have difficulty diagnosing such dermatological conditions. “My talk will be a refresher on how to identify and treat some life-threatening rashes,” she said.
Dr. Marco is well-versed on the topic, having spoken to ACEP members about dermatologic problems before. “It is a passion of mine because many emergency physicians find this challenging,” she said.
Recognizing the Top Ten
Pediatric and Adult Rashes
Tuesday, Oct. 31
WCC, Room 151A