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F100 - Beyond the Tzanck: Bedside Diagnostics for Dermatologists

Sunday, March 3; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1) Describe appropriate bedside diagnostic tests for the dermatologist
  • 2) Diagnose dermatologic conditions using bedside diagnostics
  • 3) Select the appropriate bedside test and diagnosis in case-based examples


The use of simple and rapid bedside diagnostic tests by dermatologists can yield quick diagnoses and reduce healthcare costs, improving patient care. These techniques are immensely valuable in resource-limited settings, on the inpatient wards, and in the dermatology office. This session is designed for dermatologists and dermatology residents working in multiple settings to increase the repertoire of bedside diagnostic tests for diagnosis of infectious (including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic) and non-infectious diseases. Appropriate technique will be demonstrated, and images will be provided to help guide learners. Audience response will be in this case-based presentation.


  • Dominguez, Arturo R, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Forrestel, Amy, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Vandergriff, Travis W., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Sunday, March 3
3:30 PM
Dr. Dominguez / Brief introduction to session, importance, and structure
3:35 PM
All faculty / Tzanck introduction and select virus cases
3:45 PM
Dr. Dominguez / Gram stain, slit smear, and select bacterial cases
4:10 PM
All faculty / KOH/Chlorazol and select fungal cases
4:40 PM
All faculty / More fungal cases and mineral oil, skin snip and parasites
5:10 PM
All faculty / Logistics, Other cases, Conclusion, Questions, Wrap-up
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, March 3
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 101
  • CME Credits
  • Type