A Report On Dermatology Department Of Dermatology Essay example

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Dermatology Department Today we will discuss the main conditions or diseases we see here in the pediatric department of Dermatology. First we will discuss Ringworms also known as Tinea. I am sure everyone has known someone and especially a child who has gotten ringworms. Before I say anything let me inform you a ringworm is not caused by a worm, I will explain where the name comes from soon. Ringworm is a dermatitis (skin rash), which is caused by dermatomycosis (fungal infection of the skin). Ringworm causes ichthyosis (abnormal condition of dry or scaly skin). It appears on the skin as round; like a ring, dry scaly red patches. Ringworm can be found in different places. Like earlier I mentioned ringworm is known as Tinea, so there are multiple types, some include Tinea Pedis (athletes foot), Tinea Cruris (jock itch), and Tinea Capitis (ringworm of the scalp), most common in children. These are just a few but they can be found on other parts of the skin. Another common disease we see in the pediatric department of dermatology is Coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth disease). Coxsackie is caused by a viruse that can be transmitted through saliva, mucus, and feces. Coxsackie is a disease that starts of as a fever, and appetite decreases, and the child may have a feeling of malaise (feeling of discomfort or illness). Herpangina (mouth sores) can develop along with the fever. A skin rash starts to develop on the feet and on palms of the hand and they can possibly blister. There are…

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