8 Apr, 15 | by BMJ
• Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial fungal infection of the skin that is commonly seen in general practice. The latest practice pointer looks at its diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management, and prevention.
One particular aspect about its management is that first line treatment comprises shampoo containing either ketoconazole, selenium sulphide, or zinc pyrithione.
• Iron deficiency anaemia is another common condition seen in primary care. A news article reports that the influential United States Preventive Services Task Force considers there is not enough evidence to gauge the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant women and children aged between 6 months and 24 months. more…