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Dermatological emergencies in primary care

Dermatological emergencies in primary care

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour


June 17, 2016


March 22, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Stela Ziaj and Dr Anshoo Sahota provide an overview of dermatological emergencies for primary care physicians. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to distinguish between infective and drug or inflammatory causes, and which conditions can be managed in primary care.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, health care professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider bacterial, viral, and drug or inflammatory aetiology
  • Diagnose and treat patients accordingly
  • Recognise meningococcal septicaemia
  • Diagnose and manage acute eczema herpeticum
  • Understand the causes and management of toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Distinguish between erythema multiformis hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Stela Ziaj
    Clinical fellow
    Whipps Cross Hospital
    United Kingdom

    Dr Anshoo Sahota
    Consultant dermatologist
    Whipps Cross Hospital
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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