Dermatology/Skin Involvement in Vasculitis and ARAMIS Study
Presented: February 22, 2018
Speaker: Robert G. Micheletti, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Robert Micheletti is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a dermatologist-internist, and his clinical and research focus is on complex medical dermatology conditions, including vasculitis and inpatient consultative dermatology. He is also the co-principal investigator for two Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium pilot projects, including ARAMIS, a randomized multicenter research study.
In this webinar, Dr. Micheletti discusses the impact of vasculitis on patients, and treatment options. He also discusses ARAMIS, which is evaluating different treatment options for patients with skin vasculitis. Patients with small- or medium-vessel vasculitis that only involves the skin, including some forms of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) or IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura), can join ARAMIS. The study will compare the effectiveness of colchicine, dapsone and azathioprine in treating isolated cutaneous vasculitis.