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  1. Types of Skin Biopsies

    Learn more from WebMD about the different types of skin biopsies, a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is tested to diagnose skin cancer and other conditions.

  2. Food and Eczema Flares in Children

    A look at the connection between diet and eczema flares in children.

  3. Is Eczema in Kids Linked to Allergies and Asthma?

    A look at the connection between allergies, asthma, and your child's eczema.

  4. Sun Poisoning

    WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of sun poisoning -- a severe form of sunburn.

  5. The 7 Types of Psoriasis

    This brief overview explains the main types of psoriasis that affect your skin, nails, and joints.

  6. Picture of the Skin

    WebMD's Skin Anatomy Page provides a detailed image of the skin and its parts as well as a medical definition. Learn about the skin's function and conditions that may affect the skin.

  7. Picture of the Hair

    WebMD's Hair Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the hair and its parts.

  8. Neurofibromatosis: Crowe's Sign

    Neurofibromatosis, Crowe's sign. Axillary freckling in a child with neurofibromatosis.

  9. Milia

    Milia. A milium is a white papule, 1–2 mm in size, composed of laminated, keratinous material and situated as a solid cyst in a pilosebaceous follicle. Milia are fairly common on the brow, glabella, and nose in newborn infants and in such infants tend to disappear quickly and spontaneously. There may be few or many, and they may develop later in infancy, in childhood, and in adolescence. In older children and adolescents, they tend to macules may be sparse or numerous and resolve without residua over a period of several weeks to several months.

  10. Nail-Patella Syndrome

    Nail-patella syndrome. This entity, also known as hereditary osteo-onychodysplasia, is a genetic disease linked to a mutation in the gene encoding transcription factor LMX1B, mapped on the long arm of chromosome 9 (9q34). The manifestations include fingernail dysplasia, absent or hypoplastic patellae, the presence of posterior conical iliac horns, and abnormalities of the radial heads. Patients are also at risk for kidney disease and glaucoma.

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