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Acute erythematous rashes in children

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

April 1, 2016

Updated

April 12, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Dharshini Sathishkumar and Dr Helen Goodyear focus on infectious causes of erythematous rashes in children and important differential diagnoses. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include features to consider when evaluating children with a rash, and red flag symptoms indicating serious underlying pathology.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Evaluate a presentation of rash in a child
  • Consider differential diagnoses
  • Recognise red flag symptoms
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Dharshini Sathishkumar
    Clinical fellow in paediatric dermatology
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Birmingham
    UK

    Dr Helen Goodyear
    Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric dermatology
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
    Birmingham
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1.0 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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