Serious Rashes Associated with Mood Stabilizers
Psychiatry Education Forum Academy is excited to announce the following coffee club discussion:
SERIOUS RASHES ASSOCIATED WITH MOOD STABILIZERS
Presentation by: Dr. Satinder Pal Kaur, Family Medicine Physician
Mood stabilizers are associated with rashes and most are not life threatening, but it is highly important to identify the life threatening rashes early on prevent the short term & long term consequences. Dr. Kaur will discuss the details of identifying and treating these life threatening rashes associated with mood stabilizers:
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
- DRESS Syndrome
Here is one of the clinically relevant slide from this presentation:
INITIAL SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: THAT SHOULD ALERT CLINICIAN?
Dr. Kaur will summarize this clinically relevant topic in the following three video discussions:
Video #1: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) & Toxic epidermal Necrolysis (TEN):
- Difference between SJS and TEN
- Risk factors to consider
- Psychotropic & Non-psychotropic medications causing SJS & TEN
- Clinical presentation
- Initial signs & symptoms that should alert the clinician
- Clinical course: identifying cutaneous lesions
- Looking for non-cutaneous lesions as well.
Video #2: Patient Evaluation & Diagnosis:
- Clinical findings & history
- Assessment of medication casualty: 6 parameters to consider.
- Assessment of severity
- Which labs, imaging and diagnostic tests to consider?
- Management options.
Video #3: DRESS Syndrome:
- Diagnostic criteria
- Common medication causes.
- Role of HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen)
- Clinical presentation & course
- Understanding rashes associated with DRESS
- Assessing for other organs involvement
- When to suspect DRESS?
- Important laboratory investigations to consider
- Management options.
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