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U069 - Nutritional Dermatoses in the Hospitalized or Cancer Patient

Sunday, March 3; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize and describe the most common vitamins and minerals involved in skin integrity and function in which deficiency may lead to nutritional dermatosis
  • Describe the clinical and histopathological clues to nutritional dermatoses, and corresponding clinical and histopathological mimickers
  • Test and treat nutritional deficiencies in hospitalized patients.


Hospitalized patients have increased risk of concurrent nutritional deficiency. Certain micronutrients including vitamins and minerals are essential to skin integrity, structure and function. Deficiency of these micronutrients, through poor oral intake, diarrhea, medications or other causes, can lead to refractory dermatoses which may be difficult to diagnose, underrecognized, and may mimic other dermatoses. Recognition of clinical and histological features of nutritional dermatoses, and appropriate supplementation, may lead to better control of skin disease in this population. We will review the most common nutritional deficiencies encountered in sick and hospitalized patients, their clinical presentation, suggested workup, and suggested management.


  • Kwong, Bernice, MD: Genentech, Inc. – C(Fees);
  • Novoa, Roberto, MD: HealthCert – SP(H); Novartis – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Zebra Medical Technologies, Inc. – C(Fees);
  • Pugliese, Silvina, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Rieger, Kerri, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Sunday, March 3
4:30 PM
All faculty / Nutritional Dermatoses in the Hospitalized or Cancer Patient
5:15 PM
All faculty / Questions & Answers
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, March 3
  • Time
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 207B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Bernice Kwong, MD, FAAD
  • Kerri Rieger, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Roberto Novoa, MD, FAAD
  • Silvina Pugliese, MD, FAAD