15.10 - SKIN PROBLEMS

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 15.10, Skin Problems, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Around 15 per cent of GP consultations involve dermatological problems. Skin problems are a common reason for periods of absence from work. The management of skin problems in primary care is therefore a key competence for general practice and is an area in which some GPs will wish to develop a special interest, enabling them to provide an enhanced service in the community.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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Four presentations of skin conditions

Four presentations of skin conditions

The presentation, diagnosis and management of cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium...

Pitted keratolysis resulting from hyperhidrosis case study

Pitted keratolysis resulting from hyperhidrosis case study

Clinical diagnosis and treatment options for pitted keratolysis.

Management of cutaneous viral warts

Management of cutaneous viral warts

Clinical presentations and the latest advice on therapeutics for cutaneous viral...

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

A new report has highlighted a severe lack of dermatology training and support within...

Developments in melanoma treatment

Developments in melanoma treatment

A review of established and novel therapeutic approaches for malignant melanoma,...

Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis

Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis

Classification of cutaneous vasculitis, clinical features, suitable investigations...

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

The differential diagnosis of conditions presenting with pigmentation including melasma,...

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

Diagnosing and managing conditions specific to pigmented skin.

Neck swellings: differential diagnoses
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Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

The differences in characteristic features of neck swellings - thyroglossal cyst,...

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis
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Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnoses of conditions including strawberry naevus, spider naevus,...

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment are an important part of successful...

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Pruritus in pregnancy

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Pruritus in pregnancy

Play out the doctor, patient and assessor roles in a study group or plan on your...

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