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 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.
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 3 months 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.
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.
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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Solitary Erythema Migrans in Georgia and South CarolinaArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that it is often difficult to isolate
Borrelia burgdorferi from this lesion.
Borrelia burgdorferi in Patients With Lyme DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that there are different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Chronic Urticaria Is Not Significantly Associated With Hepatitis C or Hepatitis G InfectionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that systematic screening for hepatitis C or G virus in patients with hives is not cost-effective.
Granuloma Annulare and Human Immunodeficiency Virus InfectionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that generalized granuloma annulare is the most common clinical pattern in HIV infection.
Cutaneous Intolerance to Topical Mechlorethamine Therapy in Patients With Cutaneous T-Cell LymphomasArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the incidence of allergic dermatitis to this substance is quite high.
The Effects of Epidural Blockade on Pain in Herpes ZosterArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the role of this modality in the management of postherpetic neuralgia.
Gingival Telangiectases: An Underappreciated Physical Sign of Juvenile DermatomyositisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about this underreported manifestation of juvenile dermatomyositis.
Narrow-band (311-nm) UV-B Therapy for Small Plaque Parapsoriasis and Early-Stage Mycosis FungoidesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that narrow-band UV-B is effective for short-term control of these disorders.
Secondary Malignant Neoplasms in 71 Patients With Sézary SyndromeArticle
To learn that this study suggests a higher rate of second malignancies in these patients.
Post-Stripping Sclerodermiform DermatitisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that linear sclerosis may complicate stripping of the saphenous vein.
Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(11):1423-1424. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-11-dco1199