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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Atopic eczema: clinical review

Atopic eczema: clinical review

The causes of atopic eczema and advice on managing the condition, including diagnostic...

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Diagnosis and management of the main skin conditions affecting pregnant women.

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Five illustrated cases of skin conditions, including pityriasis/tinea amiantacea,...

Skin conditions in young children

Skin conditions in young children

The diagnosis and management of four common skin conditions affecting young children:...

Management of common photodermatoses
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Management of common photodermatoses

An overview of skin disorders caused or aggravated by light, including polymorphic...

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of psoriasis including plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis,...

Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions
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Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions

NICE guidance recommends that GPs seeing skin lesions regularly should be trained...

Funding cuts threaten groundbreaking GP minor surgery audit

Funding cuts threaten groundbreaking GP minor surgery audit

A groundbreaking audit that proved the safety of minor surgery in general practice...

Differential diagnoses: Pityriasis
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Differential diagnoses: Pityriasis

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis...

Diagnosing blistering skin conditions

Diagnosing blistering skin conditions

This article identifies a number of different blistering conditions and provides...

Nail changes - clinical review

Nail changes - clinical review

Presentation, diagnosis and management of common nail changes and subungual melanoma.

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Four presentations of hand rashes and clues for their diagnosis, including atopic...

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