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Managing psoriasis in children

Managing psoriasis in children

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


May 31, 2016


March 15, 2018

Programme Description

Sue Ann Chan and Helen Goodyear provide an overview of the management of childhood psoriasis. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include recognition of the various presentations of psoriasis, what treatments are available, and how to monitor their side-effects.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the prevalence and aetiology of childhood psoriasis
  • Identify common features
  • Differentiate chronic plaque psoriasis and guttate psoriasis
  • Initiate topical therapy to manage the condition
  • Recognise and monitor local and systemic side-effects of treatment
  • Understand the impact of systemic treatments
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Sue Ann Chan
    Dermatology specialist registrar
    Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
    West Midlands
    United Kingdom

    Dr Helen Goodyear
    Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric dermatology
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
    West Midlands
    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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