pediatric dermatology

Vitamin D deficiency associated with pediatric obesityVitamin D deficiency in children is associated with being overweight while sufficiency is associated with a healthy BMI, researchers reported in December.
Hemangiomas: Heart rate response versus clinical responseA retrospective study shows that early propranolol-induced heart rate reductions fail to predict clinical response of infantile hemangiomas.
Vascular malformations need clear diagnostic criteriaISSVA clinical classifications aren't enough to accurately identify vascular malformation subtypes, according to a recent review.
Can you identify atopic dermatitis phenotypes in children?In this slideshow, we summarize the phenotypes associated with childhood atopic dermatitis as addressed recently in JAMA Pediatrics.
Racial and ethnic disparities abound in eczema careEczema affects around 11% of children overall, but only about half of minority children with severe eczema are treated for the condition. A new study looks at why these children are overlooked.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.
Taking a closer look at oral propranolol as first-line treatment in infantile hemangiomaOral propranolol is prescribed for the most serious cases. In this Lancet review, experts highlight some considerations for treatment.
The October issue of Dermatology Times
The October issue of Dermatology TimesThe October issue of Dermatology Times highlights advances in pediatric dermatology. This month we cover laser use in children, patch testing, data mining revelations in pediatric psoriasis.
Patch testing remains underreported
Patch testing remains underreportedPatch testing for allergic contact dermatitis in the pediatric population is performed at a higher rate than previously reported, but still grossly underreported, according to a study of the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry.
Laser treatment in children
Laser treatment in childrenLaser treatments can have a significant positive impact on a child’s wellbeing. Adopt techniques to minimize anxiety for children. Some conditions can be treated when the child is older.