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Speaker: Dustin Portela, DO

Pediatric Blistering Diseases 

Objectives:

  1. Review the pathophysiology and presentation of pediatric bullous disorders
  2. Review board-relevant dermatopathology associated with pediatric bullous disorders
  3. Review advancements of treatment options for pediatric bullous disorders, including gene therapy

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)
  3. Advances in medical knowledge
  4. Development of new technology

References:

  • Cutlar L, et al. A Non-Viral Gene Therapy for Treatment of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Experimental Dermatology. 2016 Oct. 818-820.
  • Pope E. Autoimmune Blistering Diseases in Children. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Jun;29(2):85-91.

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 6

Disclosures: No disclosures provided by speakers

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