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Clinical focus: Atopic eczema


Articles (Atopic eczema)

Clinical features and diagnosis
Atopic eczema can have a substantial impact on a patient’s daily living. Assessment should focus on both physical and quality-of-life aspects of the disease to ensure optimal management
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The education of patients and their carers on avoiding trigger factors, using emollients effectively and adopting a stepped management plan is essential for successful treatment of eczema 
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September 2010’s Lifelong Learning questions are based on the CLINICAL FOCUS articles on Atopic eczema, which were commissioned from an independent author.

The information below helps you to identify knowledge gaps and undertake continuing professional development.

The questions can be viewed/printed as a PDF (40K)


Lifelong LearningAnswers

This online module is closed; the answers are here


How to undertake continuing professional development

Reflect on your gaps in knowledge

  • What causes atopic eczema and how is the condition assessed?
  • What treatments are available for the management of eczema?
  • What is the “stepped-care” approach to treating atopic eczema and what kinds of information do patients need to get the most out of their treatment?

Act to enhance your practice

  • Read the CLINICAL FOCUS articles in this issue (pp285-298)


  • What have you learnt?
  • How has it added to the value of your practice?
  • What will you do now and how will this be achieved?

The Lifelong Learning questions on Atopic eczema have been approved by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society using an independent reviewer as a resource to support your professioal development.

Consider making this activity one of your nine CPD entries this year.

Citation: Clinical Pharmacist URI: 11023459

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