Ramya Kollipara, MD

Department of Dermatology,
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center,
Lubbock, Texas

Andrew J. Peranteau, MD

Center for Clinical Studies, Houston, Texas

Zeena Y. Nawas, MD

Center for Clinical Studies, Houston, Texas

Yun Tong, MD

Center for Clinical Studies, Houston, Texas

Laila Woc-Colburn, MD

National School of Tropical Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Albert C. Yan, MD

Section of Dermatology,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Omar Lupi, MD, PhD

Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
and Policlinica Geral do Rio de Janeiro,
Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Stephen K. Tyring, MD, PhD

Center for Clinical Studies, Houston, Texas;
Department of Dermatology,
University of Texas Health Science Center,
Houston, Texas

Accredited by

American Academy of Dermatology

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Course Description

Given increased international travel, immigration, changing climate conditions, and the increased incidence of iatrogenic immunosuppression, fungal, protozoan, helminthic, and ectoparasitic infections that were once uncommon are being seeing more frequently in the Western hemisphere. However, the diagnosis and management of these infections is fraught with a lack of consistency because there is a dearth of dermatology literature on the cutaneous manifestations of these infections. In addition, delays in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases can lead to significant patient morbidity and mortality. We review the epidemiology, cutaneous manifestations, diagnostic modalities, and treatment options for emerging fungal, protozoan, helminthic, and ectoparasitic infections. It should be noted, however, that throughout this review we cite statistics documenting their increased incidence to back-up these infections as emerging, and although some of the diagnoses are clinical, others rely on newer laboratory tests, and the possibility exists that the increased incidence could be caused by better detection methods.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Jul-01
Expiration Date:2019-Jul-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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