During April 2022 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.
- Adverse drug reactions
- Aphthous ulcer
- Headache - assessment
- Headache - tension-type
- Parvovirus B19 infection
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Venous eczema and lipodermatosclerosis
All of these topics have been reviewed and updated in keeping with current guidance with minor layout changes. The Headache - tension-type topic has been updated with recommendations on management in primary care to include the option of physiotherapy, regular exercise, cognitive behavioural therapy, and/or relaxation techniques for some people. Also, the QIPP section on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been removed. The Trigeminal neuralgia topic has been updated with the addition of a differential diagnosis section, minor changes based on drug literature and an update to the supporting evidence for the topic.
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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