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Archives CME
January 1999

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(1):106. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-1-dco0199
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Dermatology, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for Category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Dermatology issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form on the next page. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of Category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.

CME Evaluation

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Dermatology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

For a complete description of the ARCHIVES' mission statement, please refer to the table of contents.

A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.

Readers of the Archives of Dermatology should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Dermatology

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Clinical Characteristics and Long-term Outcome of Patients With Generalized Patch and/or Plaque (T2) Mycosis FungoidesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that in generalized disease a significant percentage of patients progress to an advanced clinical stage and have significant mortality from MF.

Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica CongenitaArticle

Educational Objective: To realize that this condition is mild and has minor associated anomalies.

The Prevalence of Factor V Leiden Mutation in Patients With Leg Ulcers and Venous InsufficiencyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that in this controlled study, Factor V Leiden mutation is more common in patients with venous insufficiency and leg ulcers.

Body-Site Distribution of Melanocytic Nevi in Young Australian ChildrenArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that subjects in this study developed nevi in sun-exposed skin.

Mycophenolate Is Effective in the Treatment of Pemphigus VulgarisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the role of mycophenolate mofetil in pemphigus.

Pulse Intravenous Cyclophosphamide Therapy in PemphigusArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that IV monthly cyclophosphamide may be a therapeutic alternative in recalcitrant disease.

Sweet's Syndrome and Erythema NodosumArticle

Educational Objective: To realize that these two reactive dermatoses have many overlapping features.

Allergic Contact and Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis to Plant and Pesticide AllergensArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the role of plant and pesticide allergens in photoallergic contact dermatitis.

The New HerpesvirusesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the potential role of newly discovered herpes viruses in dermatologic diseases.

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