This book presents a selection of controversial issues of practical importance in pediatric dermatology with the aim of enabling the reader to adopt a well-balanced and evidence-based approach to the management of dermatological disorders encountered during childhood. It is not, therefore, structured according to a basic disease classification; rather it addresses a series of dilemmas in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions, including inflammatory disorders, tumors, immune and autoimmune disorders. In addition to areas of debate in the management of individual conditions, controversies in the use of particular types of treatment, for example retinoids, cyclosporin, acyclovir, and laser therapy, are considered and relevant psychological aspects are discussed. Practical Pediatric Dermatology will assist pediatricians and dermatologists in decision making during daily clinical practice.
Introduction: Pediatrics and Dermatology. Inflammation: Pro-active treatment of atopic eczema.- Contact allergy in children, diagnosis and treatment.- Atopy patch test: direct/ delayed.- Skin prick tests in atopic eczema: pro and contra.- Treatment of psoriasis.- Pityriasis rubra pilaris - Cause and treatment. Pityreosporon folliculitis versus infantile acne. Tumors: Infantile hemangioma.- B blocker controversy.- Multiple infantile hemangioma.- Congenital nevi. Immune disorders and auto-immunity: Treatment of Alopecia Areata.- Immune bullous disorders.- Steroids and vasculitis.- Psychology: Psychodermatology or dermatopsychology.- Trichotillomania.- Child abuse: when to think of it and practical approach. Miscellaneous controversies: Androgenetic Alopecia in teenagers.- Classification of mastocytosis.- Mastocytosis: what to do?- Kawasaki disease.- Retinoids.- Cyclosporin.- Acyclovir and herpetic infections.- Laser therapy: when, where, why.- Dermatological photography: minimum demands.â