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Assessing psoriasis in general practice

Ms Sheila Ryan, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, outlines holistic patient assessment for psoriasis Psoriasis is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin disease. It typically follows a relapsing and remitting course. However, in moderate-to-severe disease, there are fewer if any remission periods without treatment. Psoriasis affects over 125 million people worldwide. In Ireland, 73,000 people in Ireland…

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Management of acne in primary care

Dr David Buckley gives comprehensive overview of the latest management approaches to acne Acne is one of the most common dermatological presentations in primary care. With careful assessment, and appropriate treatments most patients can be adequately managed in primary care. Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease that can last months or years. It usually occurs…

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Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland (PCDSI)

Acne and rosacea under microscope at PCDSI conference
Chairperson of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland (PCDSI) Dr Finbar Fitzpatrick speaks to Catherine Reilly in advance of the Society’s eagerly-awaited Annual Scientific Meeting, which will provide an expert forum for discussion and debate on common dermatological conditions presenting in primary care

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