Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Skin disease in children is common; it accounts for approximately 15% of all pediatric outpatient visits and currently is diagnosed and managed by many health care providers. However, the scope of pediatric dermatology has evolved, now requiring a level of expertise attainable only through advanced training and clinical experience. Pediatric dermatologists are uniquely trained to provide high-quality, low-cost care for children with skin disorders. They serve the medical community by providing education at all levels and are responsible for continued advances in diagnosis and treatment of children with cutaneous disorders.
Pediatric DermatologyTextbook of Pediatric Dermatology, vols 1 & 2. JAMA. 2001;285(21):2789-2790. doi:10.1001/jama.285.21.2789-JBK0606-5-1