pediatric dermatology

Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Hair Loss
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Hair is part of our identity and hair loss is therefore particularly distressing to patients. With so many potential causes of hair loss, our expertise as dermatologists is desperately needed, especially among pediatric patients where hair loss can be even more concerning to patients and their parents. To help us examine, diagnose, and counsel pediatric patients with hair loss, we were lucky to ha …
Conjunctival Injection – Friday Pop Quiz 11/19/21
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A 4-year-old boy presents to your clinic having recently returned from visiting family in the Philippines. His parents report that he has fever, cough, and nasal congestion. On exam, you notice conjunctival injection and the lesions pictured below. He does not have a rash. What is the most likely diagnosis? A. Kawasaki disease B. Rubeola C. Hand-Foot-Mouth disease D. Herpangina …
Infantile Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 6/18
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The dermatologist on call is requested to visit the NICU to evaluate an infant born 12 hours earlier with a disseminated rash. Two punch biopsies are performed and a c-KIT positive infiltrate is noted in the dermis of each sample. What is the most likely diagnosis? A. T cell lymphoma B. Mastocytosis C. Syphilis, congenital D. B cell lymphoma E. Neuroblastoma To find out the co …
Pruritic Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 6/4
pruritic rash
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This healthy 2-year-old female presents with a 2-day history of the pruritic rash seen here. She had mild edema of the dorsal hands and feet and positive dermatographism on exam. All lesions were transient, lasting less than 24 hours in the same location. She was otherwise well and her parents denied any fever or systemic symptoms. What is the best diagnosis? A. Serum sickness-like reaction …
Beyond the Basics: Systemic Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis and Evaluation of Infantile Hemangiomas
Infantile Hemangiomas
by Edita Newton, MD on
To kick off ODAC 2021, Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian, MD, tackled two clinical dilemmas that are frequently seen among pediatric patients in the dermatology office: poorly controlled atopic dermatitis and infantile hemangiomas. Dr. Kirkorian reviewed currently available systemic therapies for atopic dermatitis as well those in the drug development pipeline. She went into detail about how she utilizes he …