FP Essentials™

Skin Conditions

Edition #407 | April 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #407 Skin Conditions

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  • Describe the role of topical steroids in psoriasis and eczema management.
  • Identify adjuvant treatments for psoriasis and eczema and identify appropriate candidates for their use.
  • Describe clinical features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections.
  • Discuss the initial management approach to a suspected MRSA abscess or cellulitis.
  • Summarize transmission route and susceptible contacts for scabies and lice infestation.
  • Identify management options for scabies and lice infestation if initial management fails.
  • Identify key clinical features of common benign skin nodules, and summarize the management options available for each.
  • Discuss common skin conditions in infancy, including key clinical features and typical age of onset.

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