pediatric dermatology

Propranolol equal to steroids in infantile hemangioma treatmentPrednisolone was the first-line therapy for hemangiomas for many years before propranolol was recognized as the treatment of choice in infantile hemangiomas. Both modalities have a 90% response rate.
The neonatal microbiomeCesarean section newborns have a slightly delayed microbiome response. The richness of microorganisms is less than vaginally delivered newborns by 3-7 days. Use products on neonatal skin that are designed for neonatal skin.
Treatment updates for atopic dermatitis in childrenBecause the burden of atopic dermatitis in children is significant and can adversely impact a child’s normal socialization development, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are vital.
Antimicrobials approved for children’s skin infectionsFor the first time in a decade, there are antibiotics newly approved for use in children with skin and skin structure infections that do not respond to conventional treatment.
How to spot brain and skin spots, and how to manage themWhen is a spot not just a spot? Children can sprout a variety of discolorations, and it takes a trained eye to know when to investigate further.
Girl’s papular rash will not respond to treatmentThe mother of a healthy 5-year-old girl brings her to the office for evaluation of 2 itchy plaques on her right ankle that have worsened over the last 10 days despite treatment for possible tinea corporis with topical clotrimazole 1% ointment and hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment. A fungal culture is pending.
Use common sense for dermatologic concernsDr Farber shares 8 common sense tips for handling dermatologic concerns.
New guidelines: Screening for pediatric psoriasis comorbiditiesRecommendations emphasize early detection of risks for medical comorbidities later in life.
Asthma and food allergies associated with early-onset ADChildren with early-onset atopic dermatitis (AD) have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies by age 6 years, especially those with persistent dermatitis symptoms.
Girl’s blistering rash spreads to eyes and faceA healthy 9-year-old female presents with a 1-day history of fever, progressive rash, conjunctivitis, and superficial oral ulcers.