Eczema Series

Is It Eczema - Education (Series 3)

Eczema Series

Is It Eczema - Education (Series 3)



Skill level: All levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: March 19, 2018
Expiration date: December 11, 2021




This activity is part of a 16-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema.

3. Is it Eczema? Principles of Eczema Diagnosis

“Eczema” is synonymous with “dermatitis,” a term that generally describes a group of skin conditions associated with skin inflammation, resulting in an itchy, red rash. Atopic dermatitis is the prototypic eczematous skin condition and has unique features compared to other eczematous processes.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish how to differentiate atopic dermatitis from other eczematous skin conditions, such as allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and nummular dermatitis
  • Identify morphologic structure and lesion distribution in eczema
  • Explore triggers and the disease's natural history
Name Reported Financial Disclosure
Reviewer: Hadar Lev-Tov, MD LearnSkin founder and shareholder
Planner: Venita Sivamani LearnSkin founder and shareholder

Faculty/Speaker Disclosure(s)

All planning committee members, reviewers, planners, and faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity.

COI Resolution: Ensure a balanced discussion of research and practice. Avoid trade names, company names, and logos. Medical advice will not be provided. 

Name Reported Financial Disclosure
Vivian Shi, MD

Consultant: Menlo Therapeutics, The National Eczema Association, Novartis

Speaker's Bureau: Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Shareholder: LearnSkin

Type of Activity

Online internet enduring

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and LearnHealth. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides 0.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299 for 0.75 contact hours.


This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and LearnHealth Inc.

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