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Learning module: Pediatric (cutaneous) fungal infections


Goals and objectives

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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Pediatric learning modules

In 2015, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology's Education Committee and the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum work group collaborated to develop pediatric dermatology specific modules to complement the Basic Dermatology Curriculum. These modules were identified based on research conducted by SPD members as topics primary care providers should know about pediatric dermatology but were not addressed in the Basic Dermatology Curriculum.

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