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154367 - Cases of Rash: Paediatric Emergency Medicine

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This activity seeks to address some of the common viral and bacterial conditions associated with rash presentation in children. It details a number of cases of conditions that present with rashes and aims to highlight the range of differential diagnoses and the evidence based approaches to diagnosis, treatment, management and appropriate referral of these conditions in children. Conditions addressed in the activity include: various forms of streptococcal, chicken pox, orbital and periorbital cellulitis, Kawasaki disease, measles, meningococcal disease, HSP, eczema, petechiae purpura.

Relevance to General Practice

It is important for General Practitioners to be aware of the common viral and bacterial conditions children with a rash usually present with, be able to identify a sick child with a potentially life threatening condition and urgently refer them to the Emergency Department and in some cases take appropriate action by notifying authorities.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the symptoms and common signs of various paediatric skin rashes.
  • Know when to refer patients to emergency departments and when to manage in the community.
  • Prescribe appropriate drug treatments for various paediatric skin rashes that can be managed in the community.
  • Use the RCH Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) Service and clinical guidelines for referrals and/or advice.
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    154367 - Cases of Rash: Paediatric Emergency Medicine
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