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Chronic Hand Eczema
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, MSCI, FAAD
Supported by LEO Pharma

This lecture focuses on Chronic Hand Eczema (CHE), a persistent dermatological condition with significant implications on patient quality of life and psychological well-being. Leading dermatologist, Dr. Raj Chovatiya, presents current insights into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of CHE.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and disease burden of Chronic Hand Eczema (CHE): explore prevalence, risk factors, and impact on quality of life, including psychosocial and economic burdens
  • Review the pathogenesis and diagnosis of CHE: investigate underlying mechanisms, immunological pathways, and diagnostic criteria for accurate identification and classification of CHE subtypes
  • Develop disease management strategies for CHE through illustrative patient cases: examine evidence-based treatments, challenges in achieving treatment goals, emerging therapies, and ongoing research
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Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, MSCI, FAAD
Raj Chovatiya

Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, MSCI, FAAD is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School and Founder and Director of the Center for Medical Dermatology and Immunology Research in Chicago, Illinois. His clinical and research focus includes the intersection of cutaneous immunology and inflammatory disease. He received his MD and PhD in immunology from Yale and completed his residency, postdoctoral research fellowship, and MS in clinical investigation at Northwestern University where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Chovatiya has a particular interest in optimizing patient-centered care, understanding chronic disease burden especially in understudied inflammatory diseases, exploring health and social disparities, and improving care across diverse skin types. He has published numerous abstracts and manuscripts and has been nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions as a clinician, educator, researcher, and leader.

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