Virtual Patients: Allergic Skin Disease in Older Adults
This activity will provide participants with information on allergic skin disease in older adults, with a particular focus on allergic dermatitis. This activity will identify the various causes of pruritis and allergic dermatitis in older adults, discuss the differential diagnosis of allergic skin conditions in this population, associated co-morbidities and summarize clinically effective treatment options. The focus of this activity will be on adults age 65 and older, as pruritis and dermatitis are common complaints among this population.
This activity does not offer continuing education credits.
- Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Formulate a differential diagnosis and accurately diagnose allergic skin diseases in older adults.
- Assess and determine the most effective therapeutic choices for older adults with allergic dermatitis and pruritis.
- Identify the co-morbidities associated with older adults with allergic skin diseases and pruritis.
Marissa Shams, MD FAAAAI
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta, GA
Relevant relationships: Employer: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Giselle S. Mosnaim, MD MS FAAAAI
NorthShore University Health System, Glenview, IL
Relevant relationships: None
Anil Nanda, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Center, Lewisville, TX
Relevant relationships: None
Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis, MD FAAAAI
University of Illinois at Chicago
Relevant relationships: None
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