Skin Concerns

  • Describe morphology of common skin conditions
  • Recognize skin conditions for which acute intervention is required (e.g. melanoma, severe drug reactions and herpes)
  • Identify and propose management plans for the following common skin conditions:
    • Viral infections (herpes, viral exanthems)
    • Fungal infections (tinea, candidiasis)
    • Bacterial infections (impetigo, cellulitis)
    • Dermatitis
    • Acne
  • Counsel patients about sun safety
  • Counsel patients on the ABCDEs of melanoma

Articles

Skin Conditions 1 Clinical Card

Devrome AN, Natsheh A, Keegan DA. Skin Conditions 1. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2013. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/sharcfm/

Skin Conditions 2 Clinical Card

Devrome AN, Natsheh A, Keegan DA. Skin Conditions 2. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2013. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/sharcfm/

The Generalized Rash Part I - Differential Diagnosis

Ely JW, Seabury Stone M. The generalized rash: Part I. differential diagnosis. Am Fam Physician. 2010;81(6):726-734.

The Generalized Rash Part II - Diagnostic Approach

Ely JW, Seabury Stone M. The generalized rash: Part II. diagnostic approach. Am Fam Physician. 2010;81(6):735-739.

Management of Acne Guidelines

Asai Y, Baibergenova A, Dutil M, et al. Management of acne: Canadian clinical practice guideline. CMAJ. 2016;188(2):118-126. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140665 [doi].

Sun Protective Behaviors in Populations at High Risk for Skin Cancer

Diao DY, Lee TK. Sun-protective behaviors in populations at high risk for skin cancer. Psychology research and behavior management. 2013;7:9-18. Available at.https://www.dovepress.com

Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

Shenenberger DW. Cutaneous malignant melanoma: A primary care perspective. Am Fam Physician. 2012;85(2):161-168. doi: d10076 [pii].