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Facial ulcers in children

Facial ulcers in children

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


May 10, 2016


March 15, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Helen Goodyear summarises the most common causes of facial ulcers in children. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to distinguish between bacterial and viral aetiology, and the correct management.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise common infectious agents that cause facial ulcers

  • Distinguish between bacterial and viral aetiology

  • Identify lesions and symptoms of herpes simplex virus

  • Diagnose impetigo
  • Assess appropriate treatment options
  • Understand the impact of autoimmune skin disorders
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Helen Goodyear
    Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric dermatology
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours 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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