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  1. Systemic Treatment for Psoriasis

    Systemic treatment -- treatment that affects the entire body -- is an approach that's typically used only in moderate to severe cases of psoriasis. Learn more.

  2. Neurofibromatosis: Crowe's Sign

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

  3. Phytophotodermatitis

    Phytophotodermatitis. Hyperpigmentation around the mouth after exposure to limes and sunlight.

  4. 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.

  5. Nevus Spilus

    Nevus spilus. Large tan macule dotted with numerous superimposed small dark nevi.

  6. Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis

    The past decade has seen some promising advances in the treatment of psoriasis, specifically the use of biologic drugs. Learn more about how biologics work and how they are given.

  7. Nickel Contact Dermatitis from Necklace

    Nickel contact dermatitis. Allergy to nickel is one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis in children. Infants may present with skin lesions corresponding to the location of snaps on their pajamas or other garments. Older children may show reactions to watches, chains, belt buckles, or earrings.

  8. Melasma ('Pregnancy Mask') on Forehead

    An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma (also known as chloasma). This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches, most commonly on the face.

  9. Morbilliform Drug Eruption on Face

    Drug hypersensitivity reaction. Morbilliform rash eventually spread to the face and extremeties of the same child.

  10. Perioral Dermatitis

    Perioral dermatitis. Scattered inflammatory papules, erythema, and scale in a child who has been applying topical steroids to the area.

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