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Skin in infancy and childhood 

Skin in infancy and childhood
Skin in infancy and childhood

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

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date: 03 December 2020

This chapter provides guidance to the diagnosis and management of some of the common and important skin conditions that may occur in neonates, infants, and children. Topics include: skin of the neonate and premature infant, transient changes, perinatal injury, subcutaneous nodules or plaques, and ‘blueberry muffin’ baby; pustules and blisters in infants and children; congenital cutaneous lesions, including signs of occult spinal dysraphism and aplasia cutis congenita; infantile haemangioma and other vascular tumours; vascular malformations (capillary, venous, lymphatic, arterial, and arteriovenous); red scaly skin in neonates and infants; napkin rashes; atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis)—including top tips on management; cutaneous signs in rare syndromes (immunodeficiency syndromes, syndromes associated with multiple lentigines); and physical and sexual abuse.

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