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Rare conditions learning plan

8.50 credits

This learning plan covers a selection of unusual conditions that may be encountered in primary care, including a case study of pancreatic glucagonoma, Brugada syndrome, a presentation of Mycobacterium marinum infection, Myasthenia gravis and sickle cell anaemia, among others.




Clinical Review

Brugada syndrome: clinical review

Dr Keith Barnard discusses the aetiology and symptoms of Brugada syndrome.

1.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Pancreatic glucagonoma

Dr Rupesh Amin describes a rare case of pancreatic glucagonoma, which initially presented with symptoms of an intractable eczematous rash. Key learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals include discussion of the important differential diagnoses, and an outline of cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancies.

0.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Married couple with matching lesions

Dr Elizabeth Roberts presents the unusual case of Mycobacterium marinum infection in a married couple who both had persistent red nodules on their hands.

0.25 Credits
Clinical Review

Myasthenia gravis: clinical review

In this article Dr Fiona Norwood considers the characteristics of myasthenia gravis, key diagnostic features and how to manage this condition, as well as giving a round up of the current evidence base. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include what do to for a patient in myasthenic crisis, prognosis and treatment options.

1.50 Credits
Knowledge

Guidelines for the management of TEN and SJS

Professor Chris Bunker discusses new guidance on the recognition and management of SJS/TEN.

0.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Frey's syndrome

Dr Pipin Singh describes a case of Frey’s syndrome. Learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals include aetiology and treatment options.

0.25 Credits
Clinical Review

Huntington's disease: clinical review

Rachel Taylor explains the diagnosis and management of Huntington’s disease, providing key learning points for GPs on symptom reduction and quality of life.

1.50 Credits
Expert Perspective

Thalassaemia: diagnosis and treatment

Dr Banu Kaya and Dr Paul Telfer outline the aetiology and prevalence of thalassaemia, its diagnosis and treatment, and the role of the GP in its management.

0.50 Credits
Expert Perspective

Sickle cell anaemia

Dr Amit Patel reviews the diagnosis, features and management of sickle cell anaemia. Key learning points for clinicians include identifying and dealing with sickle cell anaemia crises.

0.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Prader-Willi syndrome: clinical review

In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Amish Chinoy and Dr Raja Padidela discuss the genetic inheritance of PW syndrome, the neonatal features and adult complications of the syndrome. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include when to consider investigations and what the prognosis is.

1.50 Credits