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Pediatric Dermatopathology


Dr. Mona Abdel-Halim

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[b]Mona R.E. Abdel Halim[/b]
[b]MD Dermatology, Diploma of Dermatopathology (ICDP-UEMS)[/b]


The pediatric age group which extends from birth till the age of 18 is a very rich age group when it comes to skin diseases. In this age group, we see congenital malformations, nevoid/hamartomatous lesions, and cutaneous manifestations of various syndromes in addition to other categories of medical disorders peculiar to this age group. Many skin diseases affect the pediatric age group more than the adults.

Pediatric dermatopathology is very challenging because it needs meticulous clinical correlation and awareness with the variable syndromes and disorders peculiar to this age group. In addition, taking biopsies from neonates or infants is difficult and sometimes requires general anesthesia. Parents or guardians sometimes object taking skin biopsies from their infants.

I will be giving a presentation about "Pediatric Dermatopathology" in the upcoming London Dermatopathology Symposium, 13-15th May 2015. I am excited about it! I will be presenting a wide range of cases diagnosed in this age group in the Dermatology Department, Cairo University. The collection will be including: congenital malformations, nevoid/hamartomatous conditions, genodermatoses, inflammatory conditions, non-lymphoid infiltrates, benign neoplasms, and lymphoproliferative disorders. I hope it will be an informative fruitful presentation and I am looking forward to seeing you all there.
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