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Common dermatological problems in childhood

This article reviews the most common skin disorders seen in children and outlines an approach to their management. School years bring exposure to a wide variety of infections, such as measles, chickenpox, impetigo, warts, molluscum contagiosum and scabies. Impetigo is the most common cutaneous bacterial infection in children and is due either to streptococci or staphylococci, or both. It characteristically presents as easily ruptured blisters, which leave areas of yellow crusted exudate, usually affecting the face and limbs.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 14(4): 14–16
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