Pediatric Dermatology: Common Problems and Latest Drug Treatments

Many factors contribute to rashes and other dermatologic issues in children, including contacts, history, drug use, immunization status, immune disease and infection. This presentation examines several common dermatological conditions seen across childhood, including atopic dermatitis/eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, diaper dermatitis, impetigo, scarlet fever, varicella zoster, measles, erythema infectiosum, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Kawasaki disease, molluscum contagiosum, tinea and scabies. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies for the management of these conditions will be discussed.

Objectives: Following this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe common skin pathologies seen in children across childhood
  • Discuss appropriate pharmacologic management of common childhood dermatopathies, considering age and disease etiology. 
  • Identify conditions that require non-pharmacologic management, benefitting from supportive care or other strategies.