By Pete Yunyongying, MD FACP - 9th Nov 2021 - Course previews

How to use inflammatory markers in skin and soft tissue disorders

Skin will often become inflamed and heal at different rates than soft tissues and bone–which helps us a lot when it comes to medical decision-making. In this video, we’ll review the inflammatory processes that affect the skin and soft tissue, how inflammatory markers help us categorize disorders of these areas, and why the textbook organizational systems that you’re used to may be wrong.

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Clinicians encounter inflammation daily and there are lots of inflammatory markers to consider. Which should you order for your patient? Here, you’ll learn the strengths and limitations of each marker, when they’re useful, and when they’re not. We’ll look at laboratory markers of inflammation as well as radiologic and clinical signs so you can take your diagnostic skills to the next level.