By Ernesto Bonifazi
This ebook is dedicated completely to differential prognosis in pediatric dermatology. It covers the entire diversity of appropriate stipulations: inherited pores and skin problems; nevi; viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections; zits; allergic ailments; autoimmune dermis issues; connective tissue ailments; tumors; and miscellaneous stipulations. each one comparability addresses the differential analysis among (or sometimes 3 or 4) dermatological stipulations, containing among and 6 photographs and a quick textual content emphasizing the medical alterations among the ailments in query. on the finish of every bankruptcy, a precis highlights one or features crucial for the differential prognosis. the writer is knowledgeable who, in view that 1982, has been liable for a column dedicated to the differential analysis of pediatric dermatology within the ecu magazine of Pediatric Dermatology. the amount will signify an amazing instrument for pediatric dermatologists, pediatricians, and GPs, and may aid them within the diagnostic process.
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Number of lesions One. One in 62% of cases . Lesion morphology Roundish, oval, sometimes linear. Roundish, sometimes irregular. Relief Just raised with respect to the surrounding skin. Raised by a few millimeters. Surface appearance Granular or verrucous. Smooth. Color White-yellowish, yellow suede. Initially red-brownish, later on yellow. Clinical course Unchanged with time. Tumors, usually benign, can arise on the nevus . It grows during the first months from its onset. Later on, it becomes progressively xanthomized and finally regresses within a couple of years.
Microsporum canis (usually in Europe). Seasonal frequency Prevalent during winter and on first exposure to sunlight in summer. Prevalent in hot and humid weather (mid-late summer). Peaks twice a year, which is related to the birth of new kittens. Contagiousness Not evident, endogenous reinfection. Evident, interpersonal. Evident—interpersonal or from cat, dog, or rabbit. Affected age First decade. First decade. Any age. Clinical features Clustered pustules, erosions, and finally crusts. Pustules and humid crusts of different sizes.
4% of all dermatoses . Very rare. Associated disorders Hyperpigmented nevus, hypomelanosis of Ito. Neurofibromatosis, port-wine stain. Clinical features White patch with either indented or linear borders along the midline, sometimes linear distribution along the lines of Blaschko. White patch. At its periphery, there are often 1–2 mm white areas, which are isolated, close to one another, or partially confluent. Influence of the sun After the first few years, clinical evidence of the nevus decreases with sun exposure.