Title: Family Medicine – Dermatology: Herpes Simplex and Zoster, Psoriasis, Systemic Diseases
Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D., Michele S. Maroon, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Herpes Simplex and Zoster; Lichen Planus.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
- Differentiate herpes simplex and herpes zoster based on morphology and distribution of lesions and laboratory testing.
- Analyze the varied manifestations, reactivation complications of herpes zoster as referenced in the 2011 Journal of Infectious Diseases.
- Determine an appropriate treatment plan for herpes simplex and herpes zoster as per 2011 FDA and Mayo proceedings recommendations.
- Evaluate the cutaneous spectrum of lichen planus.
TOPIC 2: Psoriasis.
Upon completion of this session, using AAD Guidelines for Psoriasis Therapy, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Evaluate the spectrum of classical and subtle cutaneous changes of psoriasis.
- Formulate the basic pathophysiology of psoriasis.
- Approach topical psoriasis therapy with a basic algorithm.
- Develop a treatment plan based upon the AAD Guidelines for Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and Use of Biologics, Phototherapy and Chemotherapy.
TOPIC 3: Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Identify cutaneous markers of certain systemic diseases.
- Distinguish specific and nonspecific findings in relationship to underlying disease.
- Evaluate pruritus and differentiate those cases associated with systemic disease vs. primary cutaneous disease, including treatment of atopic dermatitis in accordance with AAD Guidelines.