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Pediatric Dermatology Content

Features
Peter Sonnenreich, Mary Anne Dunkin
Without approved treatment options for molluscum contagiosum, doctors have differing opinions on how and even whether to treat. Recent interviews with dermatologists and pediatricians offer insight into the treatments that these two specialties use and the characteristics of treatments they hope to have in the future.
Voices
Korey Capozza, MPH, Magali Redding
Children with eczema and their parents are often at wits’ end with alleviating the itch associated with atopic dermatitis. Perhaps it is time to shift the paradigm from “stop scratching” to alternative or behavioral health approaches to fight itch with less mental anguish.
Derm Q&A
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition that is debilitating for patients and their families. Marissa J. Perman, MD, director of the EB multidisciplinary clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discussed how her clinic helps patients and their families with The Dermatologist.
Conferences
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Jonathan Dyer, MD, shared clinical pearls for performing surgical procedures on children at the 2019 SDPA Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
News
Findings from a recent study showed an investigational nitric-oxide-releasing topical therapy may effectively treat patients with molluscum contagiosum.
Case Reports
Tyler Chavez and Jianjun Jay Wu, MD, PhD
A 15-year-old otherwise healthy high school student presented to a primary care clinic with a lesion on his leg of 5 days’ duration (Figure 1). He reported significant pain in the area but had no other symptoms.
Case Reports
Gina Mangin, MPAS, PA-C and Christopher Crotty, MD
This case report discusses apremilast for the treatment of psoriasis in an adolescent girl with needle phobia.
Features
Sasha Jaquez, PhD, and Lucia Diaz, MD
This article discusses the impact of atopic dermatitis on mental health among pediatric patients and caregivers and the importance of integrated care to help alleviate the burden of this chronic disease.
Derm Q&A
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
The Dermatologist spoke with Kelly C. Nelson, MD, associate professor of dermatology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, about how the Ray and the Sunbeatables program teaches young children to be sun safe.
Derm Q&A
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Findings from a recent study show important phenotypic differences between children and adults with atopic dermatitis.
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