Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric dermatology is mostly concerned about disorders related to skin or conditions such as eczema, warts, hemangiomas, cutaneous leishmaniasis, cutaneous melanoma, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hives, vitiligo, genetic skin disorders, and ringworm and skin cancer. It also includes some minor surgical procedures such as surgical removal of skin lesions, skin biopsies and laser treatment of vascular birthmarks. Many childhood disorders such as infantile hemangiomas blood vessel growths are not seen in adults and common conditions such as psoriasis have unique symptoms in children, unlike adults.