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.

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Book information

  • Published: June 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-81-312-3155-5


Table of Contents

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