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Clinical challenges in diagnosis and management of skin conditions are covered in this learning plan for GPs. Learning plans provide key learning points on diagnosis, management, follow-up and referral. You can undertake the whole plan to demonstrate that you have studied this area in depth, or use individual modules from the plan to complement your existing learning. You can claim credits for all the modules that you complete.
Acne is the most common skin condition seen in the developed world and can have huge psychological impact on patients. James Leveson and Dr Karolina Gholam explain the importance of identifying triggering factors, treating promptly and appreciating the psychological impact on the patient.
Dr Brian Malcolm discusses the presentation, diagnosis and management of four cases. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include diagnosing cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium chelonae, basal cell carcinoma, leiomyosarcoma and disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis.