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Skin and connective tissue diseases

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  • Acne (answers) Subscription

    April 2009’s questions are based on the CLINICALFOCUS articles on Acne.

  • Acne: causes and clinical features Subscription

    Acne is a skin disease that can have profound consequences, cosmetic and social, for the sufferer  

  • Acne: treatment Subscription

    Treatment can help clear acne, minimising scarring and relieving psychosocial stress  

  • Actinic keratosis: a new treatment that could result in better compliance Subscription

    4 FEB 2013 By Gareth Malson

    Treatments for actinic keratosis (AK) are far from perfect. But because AK is thought to be a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), an imperfect treatment is better than none.

  • Advising women with hirsutism Subscription

    Hirsutism is estimated to affect up to 15 per cent of women. Christine Clark gives an overview of its diagnosis and management SUMMARY

  • Aetiology and pathology of systemic lupus erythematosus Subscription

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune rheumatic disease characterised by widespread inflammation affecting virtually every organ or system in the body. The disease is associated with the deposition of autoantibodies and immune complexes, leading to tissue damage.

  • Plaque type psoriasis

    Assessment and management of psoriasis in adults in primary care Subscription

    6 MAR 2018 By Rod Tucker

    Psoriasis is a complex, multifactorial, inflammatory disease associated with a significantly impaired quality of life. Around 80% of patients with plaque psoriasis have mild-to-moderate disease that is amenable to treatment in primary care, particularly through pharmacy, with topical therapies.

  • Atopic eczema (answers) Subscription

    Questions September 2010’s Lifelong Learning questions are based on the CLINICAL FOCUS articles on Atopic eczema The questions can be viewed/printed This online module is closed Answers 1    (a) T,    (b) T,    (c) T,    (d) F,    (e) F

  • Atopic eczema: Clinical features and diagnosis Subscription

    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

  • Atopic eczema: Management Subscription

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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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