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Diagnosing dermatitis artefacta

Diagnosing dermatitis artefacta

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Time to Complete

1 hour


March 31, 2017


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Padma Mohandas and Dr Anthony Bewley consider clinical features and offer consultation strategies for dermatitis artefacta. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include common presentations and co-morbid psychological or psychiatric problems.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify clinical features such as the position of lesions on the body
  • Understand common presentations including blisters, ulcers and excoriations
  • Exclude organic skin disease
  • Decide when to refer and who to refer to
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Padma Mohandas
    ST3 dermatology
    Royal Derby Hospital

    Dr Anthony Bewley
    Consultant dermatologist
    Royal London Hospital

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    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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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required