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Scabies diagnosis and treatment: an update

Scabies diagnosis and treatment: an update

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

September 21, 2018

Updated

November 1, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Tatiana Welsch and colleagues describe the symptoms and clinical features of scabies and advise on diagnosis and treatment. Key learning points include new diagnostic criteria, suitable topical and systemic treatment, advising patients on decontamination and when to treat close contacts.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the symptoms and clinical features of scabies
  • Recall the The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies diagnostic criteria
  • Advise patients on how to decontaminate clothing, towels and bedding
  • Understand when to treat close contacts of a patient with scabies
  • Prescribe suitable topical and systemic treatment
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Tatiana Welsch
    SpR in dermatology
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
    UK

    Dr Claire Fuller
    Consultant dermatologist
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour 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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