Chapter 23. Dermatologic Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. Rod Phillips MBBS, FRACP, PhD Consultant in Paediatric Skin Disease5 and
  2. David Orchard MBBS, FACD Dermatologist1

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch23

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Phillips, R. and Orchard, D. (2009) Dermatologic Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Australia

  2. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • dermatologic conditions;
  • skin disorders in children - careful history and astute observation of rashes;
  • vesiculobullous rashes;
  • impetigo (school sores) – by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes;
  • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome;
  • erythema multiforme;
  • Stevens–Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis;
  • pustular rashes - acne, folliculitis, scabies, perioral dermatitis, acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis and rarely psoriasis;
  • urticaria/serum sickness;
  • eczematous rashes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Vesiculobullous rashes

  • Pustular rashes

  • Papular (raised) rashes

  • Eczematous rashes

  • Red scaly rashes (papulosquamous)

  • Red blanching rashes (erythematous)

  • Purpuric rashes

  • Blue or black rashes

  • Hypopigmented lesions

  • Hyperpigmented lesions

  • Anogenital rashes

  • Hair problems

  • Nail problems