AJLM CME/CE Article Quiz Volume 17, Issue 1

AJLM CME/CE Article Quiz Volume 17, Issue 1

Diet in Dermatology: Review of Diet’s Influence on the Conditions of Rosacea, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Herpes Labialis, and Vitiligo

Price per Article:

Nonmember - $40
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Credits: 1 CME/CE Credit

Full Accreditation information listed below.

Additional Course Information

The influence of dietary patterns on cutaneous disease has been an oft-posed question to dermatologists by patients in a clinical setting. Similarly, the popularity of nutritional supplementation with vitamins, minerals, and nutraceutical blends has been increasing. Dermatologists, primary care physicians, and other providers should be familiar with dietary interventions that are evidence-based and those that are more marketable than efficacious. In this review, the modification of diet, including dietary exclusion and dietary supplementation for the treatment of rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), herpes labialis, and vitiligo was investigated. Despite abundant anecdotal evidence, the literature search found no high-quality evidence that an elimination diet for rosacea “trigger foods” improved rosacea symptoms though these elimination diets (of hot, spicy, alcohol-containing, or cinnamaldehyde-containing foods) had low risk of harm. There is evidence that zinc supplementation and vitamin D supplementation in deficient patients is helpful for treating HS. For herpes labialis, L-lysine supplementation was found to be effective for prophylaxis but not for decreasing duration of active lesions. For vitiligo, the use of the herb Polypodium leucotomos in conjunction with phototherapy was found to increase repigmentation, as well as vitamin D supplementation in deficient patients.

Learning Objectives

  • List the lifestyle medicine competency sections
  •  Recognize the focus of current lifestyle medicine competencies  
  •  Identify the lifestyle medicine competencies  
  •  Map lifestyle medicine competencies to their respective sections 

    Format: This learning activity consists of one AJLM article and one quiz.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Assessment and Measurement: A score of 80% or higher on the quiz is required to pass the learning activity.

    Specifications: This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device.

    Term of Approval: January 5, 2023 – January 5, 2026

    Enrollment : Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends January 5, 2026. 

    Accreditation Statement:
    In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Designation Statement:
    For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

    For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 nursing contact hour(s).  

    For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.  

    For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 1.00 CE credits in psychology.  

    For Dietitians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.00 CPEUs.  

    For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 general continuing education credits.  

    For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.  
    ABLM MOC: The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.0 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity. 

    Disclosure Statement:
    As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.  

    Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

    Individuals in control of content for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


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