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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Key infectious diseases including flu, chickenpox, sexually transmitted diseases and Ebola, along with articles on key symptoms such as fever and red flags in cervical lymphadenopathy. All educational activities carry CPD credits that contribute towards GPs' and nurses' appraisal and revalidation requirements.

Infectious disease learning planExternal web site

Causes of fever, chicken pox, respiratory tract infection, sepsis, infective endocarditis and flu, among other ...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: management of sore throatExternal web site

Dr Toni Hazell analyses the latest guidance on managing sore throat including assessment using scoring...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on tuberculosisExternal web site

Dr Steve Holmes, Jane Scullion and Dr Gerrit Woltmann describe the latest NICE guidance on tuberculosis...

1.50 Credits
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Clinical Review

HIV: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article, updated in 2017 by Dr Laura Waters, considers the role of rapid HIV tests, referring newly...

0.50 Credits
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Red flags

Fever of unknown origin in children - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh outlines the red flag symptoms to look out for in a child presenting with pyrexia of...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest guidance on HIVExternal web site

Dr Toni Hazell, GP and previously clinical assistant in a sexual health clinic, provides an overview...

0.50 Credits
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Red flags

Fever in adults - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy. Dr Pipin Singh...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on sepsisExternal web site

Dr Jessica Garner describes the latest NICE guidance on sepsis. The module outlines what’s new in the...

0.25 Credits
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Knowledge

Bacterial infection: illustratedExternal web site

This activity highlights presentations of an infected sebaceous cyst, tonsillitis, a dental abscess...

0.25 Credits
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Knowledge

Paediatric problems: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of haemangioma, atopic eczema, rhabdomyosarcoma and precocious puberty are highlighted...

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Knowledge

Warts: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnosis of warts including filiform warts, seborrhoeic warts...

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Knowledge

Management of chronic cough in childrenExternal web site

Dr Atul Gupta offers advice on managing chronic cough in children. Key learning points for GPs and nurses...

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Red flags

Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Postcoital bleeding may have a serious cause. Dr Pipin Singh explores questions to ask, investigations...

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Patient Case Study

Sepsis case studyExternal web site

Dr Sean Brink describes the case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum...

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Red flags

Night sweats - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This red flags article by Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview of the possible causes of night sweats...

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Clinical Review

Influenza: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Steve Holmes and respiratory nurse consultant Jane Scullion review the clinical features of influenza...

0.50 Credits
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Patient Case Study

Genital swelling following caesarean deliveryExternal web site

Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Sapna Tandon describe a presentation of clitoral swelling and vaginal discharge...

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Expert Perspective

Acute erythematous rashes in childrenExternal web site

Dr Dharshini Sathishkumar and Dr Helen Goodyear focus on infectious causes of erythematous rashes in...

1.50 Credits
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Clinical Review

Measles: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Kirsty Le Doare and Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier describe the signs and symptoms of measles and outline...

0.25 Credits
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Knowledge

Tuberculosis: hot topic March 2016External web site

Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline the key recommendations relevant to primary...

1.50 Credits
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Clinical Review

Malaria: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Lisa Ford outlines the latest guidance on diagnosis and management of malaria, highlighting advice...

0.50 Credits
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Knowledge

Advising patients on the Zika virusExternal web site

Dr Jessica Garner focuses on the latest advice for GPs and nurses regarding the management of patients...

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Red flags

Vomiting in adults - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Suchita Shah highlights the red flag symptoms associated with vomiting in adults that may indicate...

1.50 Credits
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Clinical Review

Chlamydia: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Jackie Sherrard reviews the pathological and clinical manifestations of chlamydial disease and discusses...

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Red flags

Pharyngitis - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Significant pathologies that need to be considered when patients present with sore throat is the subject...

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Expert Perspective

Urgent referrals in dermatologyExternal web site

Dr Beebee Meeajun and Professor Rino Cerio provide an overview of dermatological conditions requiring...

0.25 Credits
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Knowledge

Facial conditions: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of conditions affecting the face, including chickenpox, anaemia, jaundice, trauma, Bell’s...

0.50 Credits
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Knowledge

Testing procalcitonin in bacterial infectionExternal web site

The article by Dr Rajiv Ghurye examines the use of testing for raised procalcitonin in response to infection...

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Knowledge

Assessing fever in childrenExternal web site

This article by Dr Louise Newson, updated in 2018, discusses the assessment and management of fever...

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Knowledge

What to recommend for travel vaccinationsExternal web site

This article by Dr Mike Townend covers the most important vaccinations travellers should consider, including...

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Knowledge

Long-stay and remote travel vaccinationsExternal web site

In this article Dr Mike Townend covers the vaccinations that may be needed for travellers who are at...

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Knowledge

Managing suspected Ebola patientsExternal web site

This article by Dr Carol Chu covers when to suspect possible Ebola infection and, if it is suspected...

0.50 Credits
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Red flags

Cervical lymphadenopathy - red flag symptomsExternal web site

In this article Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview of red flags in cervical lymphadenopathy including...

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Knowledge

Recognising dengue feverExternal web site

In this article Dr Mike Townend covers the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of dengue fever...

1.50 Credits
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Clinical Review

Chickenpox (varicella zoster): clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier and Dr Kirsty Le Doare describes the epidemiology and aetiology...

1.50 Credits
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Clinical Review

Paediatric pertussis: clinical reviewExternal web site

In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Scott Hackett covers the management of pertussis (whooping cough)...

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