Rash

Acne
Cellulitis
Diaper rashes
Drug eruption
Eczema
Henoch Scholein Purpura
Impetigo
Scabies
Scarlet fever
Seborrhea dermatitis
Urticaria
Viral exanthems

  • Describe the anatomy and function of the skin and related structures
  • Describe and classify rashes
  • Name and classify common pathogens that cause rashes
  • Describe the basic principles of pharmacology used in the management of common pediatric rashes

Overview & Foundational Knowledge

Epps RE.  Atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis.  Pediatrics in Review 2010; 31(7): 278-286.

Review article of atopic dermatitis, treatment and complications- good visuals. Atopic dermatitis p 278-283.

Krowchuk DP.  Managing adolescent acne: A guide for pediatricians.  Pediatrics in Review 2005; 26(7): 250-261.

Review of epidemiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnoses, and treatment of acne – good visuals.

O’Connor NR, McLaughlin MR & Ham P. Newborn skin: Part 1 Common rashes. American Family Physician 2008; 77(1): 47-52.

Good general article on common Newborn rashes including seborrhea dermatitis. Good visuals.

Mckinnon HD Jr & Howard T. Evaluating the febrile patient with a rash. American Family Physician 2000; 62(4): 804-816.

General article on viral exanthems with good tables and pictures.

Langley EW, Gigante J, Anaphylaxis, Urticaria and Angioedema. Pediatrics in Review 2013; 34: 247.

See section on urticaria page 251-253

Shin HT. Diaper dermatitis that does not quit.  Dermatologic Therapy 2005; 18: 12-135.

Good general article with visuals.

Clinical Resources

Scabies management

http://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/scabies

http://www.cps.ca/fr/documents/position/la-gale

Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement (2001)

Virtual Patients or Cases

DermNet NZ

www.Dermnetnz.org

Excellent site with pictures of various rashes and limited basic clinical information.

Clinical Presentations