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Recognition of frontal fibrosing alopecia

Recognition of frontal fibrosing alopecia

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Time to Complete

1.5 hours


October 3, 2016


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Yusur Al-Nuaimi and Dr Matthew Harries summarise the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of frontal fibrosing alopecia and highlights research findings about the possible role of sunscreen and facial cosmetics in the aetiology of this disorder. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include prognosis and the psychological impact of the condition on patients.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify and manage frontal fibrosing alopecia
  • Discuss cosmetic solutions with patients
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Yusur Al-Nuaimi
    Specialist trainee in dermatology
    Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

    Dr Matthew Harries
    Consultant dermatologist
    Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
    Honorary senior lecturer
    University of Manchester

    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 1.5 learning credits (1.5 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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