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  1. Melasma ('Pregnancy Mask') on Cheek

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

  2. 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.

  3. Meningococcemia

    Meningococcemia. Stellate necrotic areas on the legs of a child with meningococcemia.

  4. Palmoplantar Pustulosis on Feet

    Palmoplantar pustulosis, palms and soles. The soles of the same individual with similar deep-seated pustular lesions.

  5. Phototoxic Drug Reaction

    Phototoxic drug reaction. Intense sun sensitivity induced by tetracycline in a young girl who subsequently went to a tanning booth despite precaution.

  6. 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.

  7. Neurofibromatosis: Crowe's Sign

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

  8. Photoallergic Reaction

    Photoallergic reaction. Erythema and edema with sunlight exposure in a patient sensitized to oral sulfonamides.

  9. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Scattered dark brown macules on the lips and buccal mucosa of a child with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. The pigmented macules on the lips may fade with time, but the intraoral pigmentation persists for life.

  10. Drugs That Can Trigger Psoriasis Flares

    A look at medicines that can make your psoriasis worse, and alternate treatments you can try instead.

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