Dermatology: Diagnosis and Management of Common Rashes

Dermatology: Diagnosis and Management of Common Rashes

About the Video

Aimed at GPs & Allied Health Professionals in Primary Care. This session aims to give delegates a greater understanding of identifying common rashes and when referrals are necessary.

It is thought that skin problems make up to 20% of GPs’ clinical work load but barely 1% of their training (if that). The subject can be intimidating, with over 1,000 known rashes (maybe 4,000 if all variants are considered) but it can be simplified for the working GP by taking a systematic approach and concentrating on the five common skin problems. These are: eczema/dermatitis in all it’s forms, psoriasis, infections (fungal, bacterial, viral and infestations), acne and urticaria. The GP who is confident with these 5 everyday skin disease groups will do very well indeed, and it is not that difficult if you understand the basic underlying disease principles and a few simple rules.

Common rashes will be considered with a brief look at the underlying biology, history and examination and rational therapeutic approaches. Uncommon variants, special cases and when to refer will be discussed. The occasional skin emergency needing urgent referral will also be considered, and educational resources mentioned.

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