Day 2 :
President of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Keynote: Paraviral exanthems in childhood
Time : 10.00 AM-12.30 PM
Dr. Regina Fölster-Holst is Professor at the Department for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Germany. She obtained her medical degree at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel and is board certified in dermatology and allergology. She is a member of the German Dermatology Association (DDG), where she leads the Society of Pediatric Dermatology. She is executive board member of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), a member of the Institute for Medical and Pharmaceutical Examination (IMPP) and engaged in the occupational union of the German Dermatologists e.V. (BVDD).
Her scientific focuses are paediatric dermatology, allergic diseases and parasitoses, whereas the main trust of her research is in atopic dermatitis, with special research expertise in immunological and biochemical activity markers, prognostic criteria, epidemiological researches and new therapeutical strategies.
Prof. Dr. Regina Fölster-Holst has received numerous awards, such as the Hans-Karrer-Förderpreis (medical brochure for children) in 1997, the “Preis der Hensel Stiftung” (1998), theTeaching Award of the Medical Faculty of Kiel (2003), the German scientific award for communication and the Perle-Award.
Exanthems are common skin diseases in childhood and are usually related to viral infections. The infection triggers the exanthema directly (e. g. varicella, herpes simplex, enteroviruses), via an immune response (paraviral exanthems as Gianotti-Crosti-syndrome, Pityriasis rosea) or by interactions with drugs (e. g. amoxicillin exanthem in patients with infectious mononucleosis).
Paraviral exanthems are distinct skin diseases related to infections with different viruses. While many viral infections are a direct result of the infection, paraviral exanthems reflect the response of the immune system to the viruses, which cannot be identified in the skin. Typical paraviral exanthems include Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, Pityriasis rosea, Pityriais lichenoides, Papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome, and asymmetrical periflexural exanthema. Unilateral mediothoracic exanthema, eruptive pseudoangiomatosis are not so common and eruptive hypomelanosis have been described recently.