Learning module: Pediatric (cutaneous) fungal infections

Goals and objectives for module

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of pediatric patients presenting with cutaneous fungal infections.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify and describe the morphologies of pediatric superficial fungal infections.
  • Describe how to perform a KOH examination and interpret the results.
  • Recommend an initial treatment plan for a child with tinea capitis or diaper candidiasis.
  • Determine when to refer a pediatric patient with a cutaneous fungal infection to a dermatologist.

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    The AAD has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum (BDC).  The topics for these modules were selected by pediatric dermatologists as topics not currently addressed within the BDC.

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