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CPD learning module: Viral illnesses of childhood

Childhood illness

Module Summary: Viral illnesses

This case-based module will guide you through the latest evidence in the diagnosis and management of viral illnesses in childhood.

This module will update you on: 

  • How to assess a patient with a sore throat. 
  • When to prescribe antibiotics for a child with an acute illness and when to be confident that the illness is viral and doesn’t need antibiotics. 
  • The management of otitis media. 
  • The use of the NICE traffic light guidance for feverish children.


Dr Toni Hazell is a GP in north London 

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