Ethnic skin: Kids are not just little people

Shen, L. Y.; Kenner-Bell, B. M.; Ricketts, J.; Kundu, R. V.

Clin Dermatol. 2016 Dec 15; 34(6):690-697

Abstract

There are numerous skin conditions that occur commonly in children with ethnic skin, including vitiligo, progressive macular hypomelanosis, pityriasis alba, acne keloidalis nuchae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, and keloids. Though these conditions occur in both children and adults, children may have different patterns of clinical presentation and response to therapy. In caring for such patients, important treatment considerations include side effects of systemic medications and tolerability of invasive procedures. Quality of life is an important measure and should not be compromised by either the skin disease or its treatment.

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