Skin Conditions in Pediatric & Adolescent Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Skin Conditions
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Sprinkled with many clinical pearls, Dr. Candrice Heath gave us an informative, case-based lecture at the 2021 Skin of Color Update: “Skin Conditions Disproportionately Affecting Pediatric & Adolescent Patients with Skin of Color.” Dr. Heath is an Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and is active on social media @D …
Seborrheic Dermatitis – Friday Pop Quiz 11/6
eborrheic dermatitis
An infant is referred by their pediatrician for further evaluation of seborrheic dermatitis refractory to standard therapy. What is the most appropriate intervention? A. Prescribe clobetasol solution B. Obtain bacterial culture C. Obtain fungal culture D. Obtain complete blood count E. Obtain skin biopsy To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Br …
Radiologic Findings – Friday Pop Quiz 6/19
Sturge-Weber syndrome
What is the classic radiologic findings associated with this disorder? A. Dural calcifications B. Calcifications of the falx-cerebri C. Tram-track calcifications of the temporal and occipital cortex D. Osteopatha striata E. Osteopoikilosis To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here. Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review.  A product of San …
Wound Care Series – Part 3: Wound Care in Pediatric Patients
Wound-Care-Series questions
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
PART 3 Wound Care in Pediatric Patients For the concluding installment in our wound care series, I spoke with Kalyani Marathe, MD, MPH.  Dr. Marathe is a pediatric dermatologist practicing at Children’s National Medical center, and an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Through her training and her years as a pediatric dermatolog …
5 Ways to Make Pediatric Patients Feel Comfortable
pediatric patient
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
1. Use child-friendly language. A blood pressure check could be “giving the arm a hug.” A swab could be a “silly tickle test.” 2. Biopsy ideas: Apply topical lidocaine under occlusion for 15-20 minutes before injection. Use buffered lidocaine (1:10 ratio of sodium bicarbonate to lidocaine). Suggestions for distraction: infants, use sweet-ease® sugar syrup on a pacifier; for o …