Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology is an important branch of Dermatology. It has as its subject the diseases of the skin and its parts, which appear during the neonatal, infant, childhood and adolescent years. The diagnosis of skin diseases in infants and children presents particularities, due to the difficulty of taking a history. The only person responsible for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of skin diseases in children is the Dermatologist.

The dermatological diseases that can appear at these ages require a special approach, as both their manifestations and their treatments may be different from those of adults.

Common dermatological problems diagnosed and treated in children's developmental stages are:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Dermatitis of the skin
  • Acne
  • Superficial fungal infections of the skin
  • Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
  • Viral infections (warts, infectious terminth, ringworm, etc.)
  • Alopecia areata
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Urticaria
  • Congenital and acquired moles