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  1. Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)

    Dysplastic nevi are moles that are larger than average (larger than a pencil eraser) and irregular in shape. They tend to have uneven color with dark brown centers and lighter, uneven edges.

  2. Plantar Warts

    Plantar warts are warts that develop on plantar surfaces -- that is, the soles (or bottom) of the feet. Normal standing and walking tends to force them into the skin, and the pressure makes the feet very painful.

  3. Fire Ant Stings

    Fire ant stings. Erythematous macules with central pustule formation 24 hours after bites in the same child.

  4. Body Lice

    Body lice. Scattered nits seen on the seams of clothing.

  5. Junctional Nevus

    Junctional nevus. Two uniformly brown small macules, round in shape with smooth regular borders.

  6. Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromas

    Neurofibromatosis, neurofibromas. Skin-colored soft papules and nodules on the back are neurofibromata appearing in late adolescence in a patient with neurofibromatosis.

  7. Iododerma and Bromoderma

    Iododerma and bromoderma. Iodides and bromides are drugs that can cause severe adverse cutaneous reactions, and of these, the worst are acneiform, furuncular, carbuncular, chancriform, pyodermatous, or granulomatous. Iodides and bromides are widely distributed, not only in foods and in the environment but also in proprietary and formally prescribed medicaments. These figures are of still relatively minor consequences of adverse reactions from the two halides, of which bromides are usually worse than iodides. Lesions like those of acne or folliculitis caused by an iodide are shown.

  8. Rubella

    Rubella. Petechiae on the hard palate of the same individual (Forchheimer's sign).

  9. Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles) Close-Up

    Dysplastic nevi are moles that are larger than average (larger than a pencil eraser) and irregular in shape. They tend to have uneven color with dark brown centers and lighter, uneven edges.

  10. Phytophotodermatitis

    Phytophotodermatitis. In addition to perfumes, a number of plants, grasses, fruits, and vegetables contain psoralen as a photosensitizer. The child who helps mother or father slice limes before a trip to the park may develop an identical eruption on the hands. Celery and parsley may present similar problems. It is important to recognize this entity since some affected infants and children have been mistakenly thought to have bruising from child abuse.

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