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Current Challenges in Dermatology (immunobullous disorder and dermatophytosis)


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About this Course

lmmunobullous disorder and Dermatophytosis are one of the major challenges in Dermatology. With this Online CME we are going to cover the main issues relating to both these disorders and its treatment

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  • Immunobullous Disorder
  • (IB or blistering) diseases of the skin are autoimmune disorders. Any autoimmune condition involves the immune system “attacking” its own organs or tissues by producing autoantibodies (antibodies against the self). In the skin, there are proteins that attach epidermal cells to each other and proteins that attach the epidermis to the dermis. These proteins are the glue that keeps the skin intact. When these proteins are damaged by autoantibodies, the cells separate from each other and a blister appears. The two main forms of immunobullous disease of the skin are Pemphigus and Pemphigoid.

  • Dermatophytosis
  • Dermatophyte infections are common worldwide, and dermatophytes are the prevailing causes of fungal infection of the skin, hair, and nails [1-3]. These infections lead to a variety of clinical manifestations, such as tinea pedis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, Majocchi's granuloma, tinea capitis, and tinea unguium (dermatophyte onychomycosis).

    The clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of dermatophyte infections of the skin will be reviewed here. Dermatophyte infections of scalp hair (tinea capitis), beard hair (tinea barbae), and nails (tinea unguium) will be discussed.

    Flow of the Online CME

    Schedule Duration Speaker Topic
    11:30-11:35 5min Dr. Sachin Kadoo  Introduction
    11:35-11:35 15min Prof. Dedee Murell lmmunobullous - Disorder-Pediatric perspective 
    11:50-12:05 15min Dr. Rishi Parashar IB disorders in elderly 
    12:05-12:15  10min Q& A for Prof. Dedee Mureil & Dr. Rishi Parashar (IB section) Q&A
    12:15-12:30 15min Dr.R Madhu Superficial Dermatophytosis - Current Scenario
    12:30-12:40 10min Dr. RD Kharkar  Live Cases on Dermatophytosis
    12:40-12:50  10min Q&A for Dr. R Madhu & Dr .RD Kharkar   (DermatophytosisSection)  Q&A
    12:50-1:00 10min Cross Talk

    Meet the instructor

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    Dr. Professor Dedee Murrell

    MA (Cantab), BMBCh (Oxon), FAAD (USA), MD (UNSW), FACD Director of Dermatology, St George Hospital, Dermatology, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia

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    Dr. Rishi Parashar

    MBBS , MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Aesthetic Dermatologist , Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Delhi, India. Pediatric Dermatologist, 19 Years Experience

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    Dr. R.D Kharkar

    Senior Consultant Dermatologist M.D.(Skin), D.V.D(BOM.), AIDS Medicine (Luxembourg) Dr. Kharkar's Skin Clinic, Malad (W), Mumbai, India

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    Dr. R. Madhu

    Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, (Dermato mycology section), Madras Medical College & Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai PG Teaching Experience -10 years l0months, Mycology experience - 7 years 6 months