Document Type

OER (Open Educational Resource)

Original Publication Date

2022

Description

This OER is a part of the Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease project, which provides overviews of the identification, diagnosis, and workup for different rheumatologic diseases, with a focus on providing examples from persons of color (POC). This work seeks to fill gaps and exclusionary practices in medical education practices and resources and diagnostic frameworks in regards to skin of color. This lack of representation bodes significant repercussions on the ability of future physicians to deliver equitable care for an increasingly diverse US population. Each module consists of a similar Powerpoint format, which includes key objectives, hypothetical disease cases, an overview of the pathophysiology, dermatologic features, and sequelae of these conditions, and clinical pearls regarding disease management.

Overall, the goal of this project is to provide a tailored resource for medical learners that addresses a longstanding educational deficit. The OERs will enable us to train future physicians who are not only clinically astute, but also knowledgeable of and sensitive to inequities in healthcare. Ultimately, it is our hope that these OER will aid in fostering a generation of physicians who are truly patient-advocates.

This module focuses on sarcoidosis. It begins with a fictional patient presenting with lupus pernio, which serves as an introduction to the dermatologic features of sarcoidosis. The module then delves further into the other cutaneous and non-cutaneous manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and medical evaluation of sarcoidosis. Health and racial disparities experienced by patients with sarcoidosis are also highlighted and discussed. The second half of the module follows a fictional patient presenting with erythema nodosum, a common but non-specific cutaneous finding in sarcoidosis. The module then delineates the possible etiologies, workup, treatment, and prognosis of erythema nodosum. It takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Some images have been removed due to copyright restrictions. When available, the citation for the image was included. The module may be updated as openly licensed images illustrating the discussed topics become available

This module was created for use in the VCU School of Medicine M1 Movement block, Rheumatology and Dermatology sections.

The creation of the Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease project was sponsored in by the part by the 2021 and 2022 Affordable Course Content Awards program. For additional information about the program, please visit guides.library.vcu.edu/acca.

Date of Submission

September 2022

Abstract

Cutaneous Manifestations of Sarcoidosis is a Powerpoint based learning module that depicts fictional patient scenarios detailing sarcoidosis and erythema nodosum. It explores other cutaneous and non-cutaneous manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and medical evaluation of sarcoidosis and the possible etiologies, workup, treatment, and prognosis of erythema nodosum. Health and racial disparities experienced by patients with sarcoidosis are also highlighted and discussed. It takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. This module was created for use in the VCU School of Medicine M1 Movement block, Rheumatology and Dermatology sections.

It is part of the Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease project, which provides overviews of the identification, diagnosis, and workup for different rheumatologic diseases, with a focus on providing examples from persons of color (POC). The project is a tailored resource for medical learners that addresses a longstanding educational deficit in diverse representation. The OERs will enable us to train future physicians who are not only clinically astute, but also knowledgeable of and sensitive to inequities in healthcare. Ultimately, it is our hope that these OER will aid in fostering a generation of physicians who are truly patient-advocates.

Recommended Citation

“Cutaneous Manifestations of Sarcoidosis” by Sarah Shapiro, Sindhuja Koppu, Mavra Masood, Dr. Beth Rubinstein and Dr. Huzaefah Syed is licensed under a CC BY-NC creative commons license.

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VCU Open and Affordable Course Content

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