Pediatric Dermatology

The Pediatric Dermatology Service specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases affecting infants, children and adolescents (up to 18 years of age). Particular consideration is given to the unique developmental and physiologic aspects of the pediatric population. Specialized care of common skin problems such as cradle cap, vascular birthmarks (port wine stains and hemangiomas), acne, atopic dermatitis, and skin infections is available, as well as expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex and unusual skin diseases and syndromes. The pediatric dermatology service places a strong emphasis on educating children and their families about skin disease, and the prevention of permanent cosmetic disability is stressed.