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Topical corticosteroids in atopic dermatitis: The naked truth

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

Atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) is a common skin condition that often begins in infancy or early childhood, but can also arise in young adults or later in life. This module seeks to assist health professionals effectively manage this condition in the primary care setting, dispelling common misconceptions regarding topical corticosteroids and undertaking patient education to optimise treatment outcomes.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
  • Outline the prevalence and impact of atopic dermatitis in Australia
  • Describe the principles of treatment for atopic dermatitis, especially recommendations for appropriate use of topical corticosteroids (TCS)
  • Recognise common misconceptions about appropriate use and safety of TCS, and how they can lead to treatment failure in atopic dermatitis
  • Implement an evidence-based approach to dispelling these common misconceptions about TCS, to fight topical corticosteroid-phobia in patients and carers
This activity is sponsored by Ego Pharmaceuticals.
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Topical corticosteroids in atopic dermatitis: The naked truth - Education
Topical corticosteroids in atopic dermatitis: The naked truth - Evaluation