10032 - Eosinophilic Fasciitis with Differential Diagnosis of Fibrosing Disorders of the Skin/Subcutis: A Case-based Didactic Course

Course Director

Michael Misialek, M.D., Newton Wellesley Hospital & Tufts Medical School


Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare disorder that may be confused with other inflammatory and fibrosing disorders of the deep subcutaneous tissue. Textbooks show few illustrations and most pathologists have limited experience seeing the various key histologic features to enable timely specific diagnosis. Early diagnosis allows for initiation of appropriate therapy for improved patient outcomes.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

0.5 ABP SAM for MOC/CC Credits1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $13.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 22-Aug-2019
Expiration Date: 21-Aug-2022


For clinicians, pathologists, and trainees to learn:

1. Clinical features that suggest eosinophilic fasciitis (EF).

2. Key histologic features for diagnosis of EF.

3. Histologic differential diagnosis of EF.

4. Natural history and clinical course of EF.

5. Current theories for pathogenesis of EF.

6. Treatment options for EF.

7. Important prognostic indicators in EF.


1. Case presentation that typifies the development of EF: clinical, MRI, and histopathology.

2. EF: First descriptions and history of recognition.

3. EF: Review of classic clinical and pathologic features.

4. Differential Diagnosis of EF.

5. Pathogenesis of EF.

6. Treatment of EF.

7. Prognosis of EF.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include eosinophilic fasciitis, fibrosing dermopathies, fibrosing panniculitides, scleroderma, morphea profundus, disseminated eosinophilic collagenosis, and proliferative fasciitis.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Practice-Based Learning (PBL)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Michael J. Misialek, Course Director, attests that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

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A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

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1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits in the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) / Continuing Certification (CC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn SAM for MOC/CC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC/CC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.