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  1. Port-wine Stain on Infant

    This image of a port wine stain shows a unilateral vascular malformation made up of capillary ectasias that may be present throughout the dermis and that gradually increase with age.

  2. Poison Ivy Exposure

    Allergic contact dermatitis. Linear arrangement of vesicles on the wrist and bulla on the foot of a child exposed to poison ivy.

  3. Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome

    Rothmund-Thomson syndrome. Erythema and poikloderma on the cheek of a child.

  4. Rash from Poisonous Plants

    Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are plants that contain an irritating, oily sap called urushiol. Urushiol triggers an allergic reaction when it comes into contact with skin, resulting in an itchy rash, which can appear within hours of exposure or up to several days later.

  5. Port-Wine Stain

    Port-wine stain. This unilateral vascular malformation has a markedly different histology, significance, and natural history from that of the salmon patch. The port-wine stain is made up of capillary ectasias that may be present throughout the dermis and that gradually increase with age. The color changes from pink to purple as the patient grows, and the lesions may become nodular during adult life. Because port-wine stains show no tendency to involute, they may represent a significant, lifelong cosmetic problem.

  6. Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis)

    Ringworm of the scalp occurs in children and adults all over the world. It is most common in young children.

  7. Pigmented Nevi

    Pigmented nevi (moles) are growths on the skin that usually are flesh-colored, brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.

  8. Portuguese Man of War Sting

    The sting of the Portuguese man-of-war. One of the most painful effects on skin is the consequence of attack by oceanic hydrozoans known as Portuguese men-of-war, which are amazing for their size, brilliant color, and power to induce whealing. They have a small float that buoys them up and from which hang long tentacles. The wrap of these tentacles results in linear stripes, which look like whiplashes, caused not by the force of their swing but from deposition of urticariogenic and irritant substances.

  9. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

    Pityriasis rubra pilaris. Diffuse salmon-colored plaques with characteristic islands of sparing on the chest of a child.

  10. Rubella

    Rubella. Truncal lesions appear 24 h after onset of facial lesions.

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