Pediatric Dermatological Emergencies: An Overview

Iffat Hassan, Parvaiz Anwar
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Dermatological emergencies including those in pediatric age group comprise of dermatoses where there is severe alterations in structure and function of the skin. Some of these may result in acute skin failure that needs early recognition, and often hospitalization, with careful monitoring and at times management in intensive care unit on the pattern of 100% burns in order to minimize the associated morbidity and mortality. Multi-disciplinary approach with synchronized team of dermatologist, pediatrician, critical care physician and skilled nursing staff is advisable. In this review article, we describe various pediatric dermatological emergencies commonly encountered in clinical practice and observed in various studies.


Dermatological emergencies; pediatric dermatological emergencies; acute skin failure; intensive care unit

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