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CKS Updates - March 2020

During March 2020 a further eleven Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas. [Updated April 2, 2020 to correctly note that these topics are new and updated for March]

The Coronavirus - COVID 19 topic is new.

All of the remaining topics have been reviewed and undergone minor restructuring. The most significant changes are to the Giant cell arteritis topic which has been updated in line with British Society for Rheumatology guidelines. The Scarlet fever topic has a new risk factors section and advice on admission is now held in the management section. The Tiredness/fatigue in adults topic has been updated in line with current evidence and the red flags are now detailed in the assessment section. The Undescended testes topic has been updated in line with current evidence and possible differential diagnoses are now contained in the diagnosis section.

Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.

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