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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Erythema - red flag symptoms

Erythema - red flag symptoms

Dr Tillmann Jacobi considers red flag symptoms in erythema and details three of the...

Differential diagnoses: Skin pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Skin pigmentation

Dr Nigel Stollery discusses the usual presenting features of four disorders

Differential diagnosis: Cysts

Differential diagnosis: Cysts

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

Differential diagnosis: Pityriasis

Differential diagnosis: Pityriasis

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

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

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

Four presentations of skin conditions

Four presentations of skin conditions

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

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

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

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

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

Differential diagnoses: Painful nails

Differential diagnoses: Painful nails

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

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

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

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

Dr Rajiv Ghurye, Dr Suma Sreeshyla and Dr Simon Giles describe an unusual cause of...

Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Clinical review

Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Clinical review

Dr James Powell covers the diagnosis and management of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

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