oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Dermatological conditions in the primary school age child (5-10 years) : clinical



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - July 2006 14 CLINICAL Reprinted with permission from CME September 2004 Vol. 22 No. 9 These infections are much commoner in rural settings, but increasing urbanisation has changed demographic patterns recently. Atopic eczema is the predominant inflammatory dermatosis, and can be very troublesome at this age. Several other important conditions like vitiligo, albinism and trichotillomania might require involvement of school teachers and healthcare professionals to prevent stigmatisation or sequelae which can be very detrimental in the long run. Acquired melanocytic naevi These are abnormal but benign proliferations of melanocytes in the skin (moles), and occur after ..


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