Red papulonodule with central crusting on a neonate’s cheekJanuary 14th 2021
A newborn boy born via normal vaginal delivery at 38.6 weeks gestation to a 33-year-old G5P2022 mother presented at birth with an asymptomatic 8-mm red, papulonodule with central crusting on the right cheek. What's the diagnosis?
A case of terra firma—forme dermatosisJanuary 11th 2021
During the evaluation of a healthy 7-year-old boy, an asymptomatic brown “dirt-like” rash is found on the anterior neck. It has progressed over the last 2 months and does not clear with routine bathing and aggressive scrubbing by his mother with soap and water.
Segmental form of mosaic neurofibromatosis 1December 8th 2020
A healthy 16-year-old girl presented with asymptomatic lesions she had at birth. Examination revealed a 15 cm well-demarcated light brown hyperpigmented background patch localized to the right inguinal skin-fold and, within it, café-au-lait macules and patches, greater than 1.5 cm, with diffuse freckling.
Bruise-like marks on a healthy teenage male’s backOctober 9th 2020
A 15-year-old male first noticed the marks on his back during a recent vertical growth spurt. On exam there are multiple horizontal violaceous linear striae on his back. He is otherwise healthy and denies any history of back injury or exposure to topical or systemic steroids. What's the diagnosis?
Emerging dermatologic conditions in the presence of COVID-19 pandemicSeptember 21st 2020
Growing evidence indicates that COVID-19 impacts more than the respiratory system. Clinicians should keep an eye out for dermatologic conditions that may be associated with the illness.
Bully bullae in a toddler spreads across the bodyAugust 17th 2020
You are asked to evaluate a healthy 19-month-old boy with a history of recurrent blisters on his arms and legs for over a year that have now spread to his face. The blisters scab over quickly, ulcerate, and heal with post-inflammatory pigmentary changes. What's the diagnosis?
Dermatologic findings associated with COVID-19 in pediatric patientsAugust 11th 2020
COVID-19 has been seen as primarily a disease impacting the lungs, but more of the body's systems have been shown to be impacted by the disease. Here's a look at how the disease impacts the skin.
Newborn’s rash involves eyes and noseJuly 14th 2020
A healthy 11-day-old male infant is brought to the pediatric clinic for evaluation of rash. The rash started with a 2-mm papule on the left medial epicanthal fold 4 days before the clinic visit. A day before coming to the clinic, the rash had spread to the upper left eyelid and the nasal bridge. What's the diagnosis?
Persistent birthmark grows on a toddler’s backJune 4th 2020
The parents of a healthy 20-month-old boy ask for advice about a birthmark on his lower back. The lesion is asymptomatic and has grown proportionately with their son. What's the diagnosis?
FDA approves Taltz for kids with plaque psoriasisApril 6th 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved ixekizumab (Taltz, Eli Lilly) injection, 80 mg/mL, for use in pediatric patients to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. The approval means that the drug is the first interleukin 17A (IL-17A) agent available for use in pediatric patients.
Eucrisa approved for AD use in infants aged 3 months and olderApril 1st 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a supplemental new drug application for Eucrisa (crisaborole) that allows the nonsteroidal topical ointment to be used for treating mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (AD) in children aged as young as 3 months.
Boy builds a snowman, suffers swollen fingersFebruary 7th 2020
A 4-year-old boy presents for evaluation with painful swollen fingers on both hands that erupted after he made a snowman with his siblings following a snowstorm. He complains that they are itchy and painful. What's the diagnosis?