Understanding Atopic Dermatitis: A Primer

Understanding Atopic Dermatitis: A Primer

Understanding Atopic Dermatitis: A Primer

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeDermatology And VenereologyInternal Medicine
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Overview

About this course

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory relapsing pruritic skin condition that frequently affects children but may also occur in adults. It is usually associated with a personal or family history of type I allergies, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. The management of atopic dermatitis involves a general skincare routine and use of emollients and medications depending on severity. Most importantly, patient and caregiver education are emphasized to ensure continued success of treatment. This e-learning module summarizes the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and management options of atopic dermatitis depending on severity as well as emphasizing patient education to ensure treatment success.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to
  • Understand the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis
  • Be aware of the different clinical presentations of atopic dermatitis
  • Determine the appropriate treatment regimen for atopic dermatitis depending on disease severity

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology and Risk factors for Atopic Dermatitis
  • Pathogenesis & Clinical Manifestations
  • General Measures and Avoidance Strategies in Atopic Dermatitis Management
  • Stepwise Approach to Managing Atopic Dermatitis According to Severity
  • Proactive Treatment in Recurrent Atopic Dermatitis
  • When to refer to a dermatologist

Keywords: atopic dermatitis, eczema, clinical manifestations, atopic dermatitis treatment

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.