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Archives CME
February 1999

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(2):226-227. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-2-dco0299
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. 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:

Desmoglein 3-ELISA: A Pemphigus Vulgaris–Specific Diagnostic ToolArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a new ELISA test and its role in diagnosis and management of this disease.

Patients Looking for Information on the Internet and Seeking TeleadviceArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that the Internet is frequently used to obtain teleadvice by patients frustrated by chronic dermatologic illness.

A New Polymerase Chain Reaction–Based Method for the Detection of T-Cell Clonality in Patients With Possible Cutaneous T-Cell LymphomaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a new PCR technology that may help in the diagnosis of CTCL.

Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis of Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement in Cutaneous Lymphoid HyperplasiasArticle

Educational Objective: To realize that polyclonality demonstrated by this technique portends a good prognosis in these disorders.

Anti-Epiligrin Cicatricial Pemphigoid With Antibodies Against the γ2 Subunit of Laminin 5Article

Educational Objective: To learn about an uncommon variant of this disease.

Architectural Organization of Filiform Papillae in Normal and Black Hairy Tongue EpitheliumArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about keratin expression in normal tongue epithelium and black hairy tongue.

Elejalde Syndrome—A Melanolysosomal Neurocutaneous SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the neurocutaneous findings of this rare syndrome.