Eczema Series

Eczema Mimickers Case Study


Lectures: 0
Credits: 1
Supported by independent educational grants from
Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron PharmaceuticalsPfizerIncyte

About this course

Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hr
Release date: March 19, 2018
Expiration date: March 18, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


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. 

4. Eczema Mimickers Case Study

Distinguishing various types of inflammatory skin conditions can challenge even the most experienced dermatologist, and this is often true in the case of eczema. This activity will specify how AD differs from other frequently encountered skin conditions, such as psoriasis, contact allergies, drug rashes, and other eczema mimickers. A practical approach to the differential diagnosis of AD will be presented.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review specific findings in the physical exam of the skin that indicate eczema mimickers
  • Examine and evaluate the utility of available tests in the diagnosis of AD
  • Construct a list of relevant skin conditions that are part of the differential diagnosis of AD and apply it to clinical scenarios
NameReported Financial Disclosure
Reviewer: Hadar Lev-Tov, MDDermveda founder and shareholder
Planner: Venita SivamaniDermveda 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.

NameReported Financial Disclosure
Smita Awasthi, MD

No financial relationships to disclose

Type of Activity

Online internet enduring

This Activity Is Part of the Following Program:

1. What Is Eczema and Who Gets It?

2. Why People Get Eczema - What We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?

3. Is It Eczema? Principles of Eczema Diagnosis

4. Eczema Mimickers Case Study

5. Introduction to Management of Eczema

6. Educating Patients on Eczema: How to Train Your Patient to Be a Pro and How This Can Make All the Difference

7. Overview of Therapeutic Approaches to Eczema

8. What Are Emollients and How They Work in Eczema

9. Schmear It On - New Paradigms in Topical Treatments for Eczema

10. Systemic Therapies for Eczema: The New Horizon Is Here

11. Adjunctive Therapies in the Treatment of Eczema

12. Lifestyle and Diet in the Treatment of Eczema

13. Psychosocial Aspects of AD and Building a Support Network

14. Atopic Eczema Itch and Its Management

15. Eczema Complications

16. Putting it Together - Clinical Pearls for Integrative Eczema Management

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 Dermveda. 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 1.0 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 1.0 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 1.0 contact hours.

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Dermveda.

For questions regarding accreditation, please contact MER at 800-421-3756. For all other questions, please contact

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 1