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Skin problems in haematological disease

Skin problems in haematological disease

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Time to Complete

1 hour


October 2, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Ekaterina Burova and colleagues describe dermatological signs and symptoms that may indicate a blood disorder, and common cutaneous side effects of medications used to treat haematological conditions. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include signs of essential thrombocythaemia, polycythaemia vera, leukaemia and lymphoma, and characteristics of leg ulcers in patients with sickle cell disease.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify dermatological signs of haematological disease, including pruritus, purpura and leg ulcers
  • Understand how to alleviate pain in patients with erythromelalgia
  • Describe the reasons for the development of leg ulcers in patients with hematologic dyscrasias
  • Explain possible dermatological side effects of hydroxycarbomide, interferon alpha and anagrelide
  • Author

    Activity authors
    Dr Ekaterina Burova
    Consultant dermatologist
    Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

    Professor Viktor Gladko
    Consultant dermatologist
    Institute of Medical and Social Technologies of FGBOU VPO MGUPP

    Professor Olga Olisova
    Consultant dermatologist
    First Moscow State University

    Test author
    MIMS Dermatology Editor


    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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