Dr Liang Weiting Michelle

Dr Liang Weiting Michelle



National Skin Centre

Dermatology Emergencies

Dermatological problems represent about 15-20% of visits to family physicians and emergency departments. It is often a challenge for the primary physician to identify dermatological emergencies which require prompt intervention. The talk will cover dermatological emergencies of angioedema, generalized pustular psoriasis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, eczema herpeticum and necrotizing fasciitis, with an emphasis on how to recognize these conditions. Severe adverse drug eruptions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome/Toxic epidermolytic necrolysis, DRESS (Drug eruption with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) and AGEP (acute generalized exanthematous pustulosisi) will also be covered.