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Vulval lichen sclerosus

Vulval lichen sclerosus

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

September 25, 2018

Updated

November 1, 2018

Programme Description

In this interactive module, Dr Randa Akel and Dr Claire Fuller summarise evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of adult and paediatric vulval lichen sclerosus. Key learning points include peak ages of onset, when to make a clinical diagnosis and the patient management pathway.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of lichen sclerosus
  • Recall when a skin biopsy is recommended
  • Explain to patients that treatment aims to provide disease control and prevent scarring and malignant transformation
  • Identify when surgical intervention may be required
  • Plan follow-up visits to assess for response and symptom control
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Randa Akel
    Consultant dermatologist
    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 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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    • A computer with an internet connection
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    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required

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