Reem El Bahtimi
Medical Director, International Dermpath Consult, FZ-LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Reem El Bahtimi, is an American Board-Certified pathologist in Dermatopathology, Clinical and Anatomic pathology. She has over 20 years, experience in the field of Dermatopathology. Dr Reem is currently the Founder and Medical director of Dermpath Consult, a state of the art, full-service laboratory dedicated to Dermatopathology. Dermpath Consult is a private standalone laboratory. It receives referrals and second opinions from within the UAE and the gulf region.
Short Description of the Lecture:
- The Differential Diagnosis of Invisible Dermatosis
The differential diagnosis of hypo pigmented lesions is a challenge to most Dermatologists. The spectrum of diseases is wide and includes subtle lesions like Pityriasis Alba as well as serious conditions such as early Mycosis fungicides. A skin biopsy is essential in most cases to establish the diagnosis. In additional ancillary studies including special stains, immuostains and gene rearrangement are sometimes essential to reach the diagnosis.
The lecture will address the subtle changes seen in a skin biopsy and how it correlates with the clinical picture. Emphasis on clinical pathological correlation cannot be overemphasized.