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U081 - Practical Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Cutaneous Graft Versus Host Disease

Monday, March 4; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose acute and chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) of the skin.
  • Review a comprehensive differential diagnosis for patients who present with skin eruptions after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
  • Formulate an evidence-based skin-directed treatment plan.


Patients who receive allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are at significant risk of developing cutaneous graft versus host disease (GVHD), but may also develop a variety of cutaneous eruptions. In this session, we will provide practical tips to prepare dermatologists in all practice environments to more confidently approach the evaluation and management of acute and chronic skin GVHD, including expanding the differential diagnosis to consider and exclude common eruptions such as drug eruptions, toxic erythema of chemotherapy, and nutritional dermatoses in both outpatient and inpatient populations during the post-transplant period. We will also review evidence-based skin-directed management options for GVHD.


  • Kwong, Bernice, MD: Genentech, Inc. – C(Fees);
  • Pugliese, Silvina, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Monday, March 4
7:30 AM
All faculty / How to Diagnose and Treat Skin GVHD
8:15 AM
All faculty / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Salon H
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Silvina Pugliese, MD, FAAD
  • Bernice Kwong, MD, FAAD