Review article: Emerging issues in pediatric skin of color, Part 2

Krystal N. Mitchell, Yong Kwang Tay, Candrice R. Heath, Nanette B. Silverberg

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Dermatology for pediatric skin of color is the application of dermatology to the genetically diverse and distinctive segment of the pediatric population that includes children of non-White racial and ethnic groups with increased pigmentation including individuals of Asian, Hispanic/LatinX, African, Native American, Pacific Island descent, indigenous people among others with overlap in particular individuals, and mixtures thereof. The discipline of pediatric skin of color can be challenging with difficulty in diagnosis of common conditions due to underlying pigmentation, variations in common hair styling practices, and differences in demographics of cutaneous disease. Whereas some conditions are more common in children of color, other conditions have nuances in clinical appearance and therapeutics with regard to skin color. This article, the second of the series, focuses on inflammatory skin disease nuances, melanocytic disorders, and hypopigmented mycosis fungoides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue numberS2
StatePublished - Nov 2021


  • acne
  • atopic dermatitis
  • neoplasms–malignant
  • nevi–melanocytic
  • pigmentary disorders


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