Clinical Pediatric Dermatology book cover

Clinical Pediatric Dermatology

Parents bring their children to pediatrician for common pediatric problems and ask for opinion on coexisting skin problems (secondary complaint) or they come with primary dermatological problems. Very few pediatricians work in dermatology OPD or wards during their training in pediatrics and hence are not able to handle dermatological complaints when they set up their practice. When faced with such a problem, there is a tendency to prescribe ointments containing antibacterial, antifungal agents, and steroids. Such a polytherapeutic approach may have disastrous consequences. Moreover, some of the dermatological conditions in children are different from those in adults. In this era of sub-specialization, general pediatricians who offer primary care to children must be knowledgeable in pediatric dermatological problems. Since 20-30% of cases in pediatric practice have dermatological problems, there is a need for a book on "Pediatric Dermatology" keeping in view the specific problems encountered in Indian subcontinent.

Clinical Pediatric Dermatology is primarily meant for beginners in pediatric dermatology and pediatricians. This book has been written keeping in view the interests of both. The main purpose of this book is to educate pediatricians and dermatologists who take care of young ones with pediatric dermatoses.


Published: June 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-81-312-3155-5


  • 1. Introduction to Principles of Diagnosis

    2. Newborn Skin and Its Care

    3. Role of Cleansers in Pediatric Skin

    4. Principles of Treatment in Pediatric Dermatology

    5. Neonatal Dermatoses

    6. Nevi in Newborns and Children

    7. Infestations

    8. Bacterial Infections

    9. Viral Infections

    10. Fungal Infections

    11. Exanthems

    12. Eczemas and Dermatitis

    13. Urticaria, Angioedema, and Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reactions

    14. Mastocytosis and Histiocytoses

    15. Pigmentary Disorders

    16. Papulosquamous Disorders

    17. Vesicobullous Disorders

    18. Keratinization Disorders

    19. Connective Tissue Disorders

    20. Photosensitivity Disorders

    21. Genodermatoses

    22. Nutritional Defi ciency Disorders

    23. Disorders of Sebaceous and Sweat Glands

    24. Disorders of Hair and Nail

    25. Cosmetics in Children

    26. Sexually Transmitt ed Diseases in Teenage Group

    27. Dermatological Emergencies in Newborns

    28. Dermatological Emergencies in Children

    29. Miscellaneous Disorders in Children

    30. Therapy in Pediatric Dermatology


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