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Skin problems and communicable diseases 

Skin problems and communicable diseases
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Skin problems and communicable diseases
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10.1093/med/9780199641482.003.0004
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date: 27 May 2020

Anatomy and physiology of the skin - Paediatric thermal injuries - Fluid resuscitation in paediatric thermal injury - Burns: reconstructive surgery - Shingles - Mumps - Scabies - Impetigo - Eczema (atopic dermatitis) - Acne - Measles - Rubella - Herpes simplex - Chickenpox - Fifth disease - Hand, foot, and mouth disease - Glandular fever (infective mononucleosis) - Scarlet fever - Whooping cough (pertussis) - Molluscum contagiosum virus - Ringworm - Threadworm - Head lice - Ammoniacal nappy rash - Candida of the mouth and nappy area - Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Psoriasis - Urticaria (nettle rash or hives) - Gluing wounds - Suturing wounds - Wet wrapping with elasticated tubular stockinette - Personal protective equipment - Handwashing - Prevention and control of infection - Patient placement - Patient equipment - Safe handling and disposal of clinical waste - Safe handling and disposal of laundry - Meeting children’s hygiene needs - Oral hygiene - Assessment of a child with a wound - Selecting a wound dressing for a child - Pressure ulcers

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