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Skin assessment in children: a methodical approach

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 33Rosemary Turnbull, BSc, RSCN, is paediatric and dermatology sister, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, LondonMany different conditions affect the skin and, for this reason, a prompt and accurate diagnosis is necessary so that effective treatment can be started. This is particularly important in children whose skin condition may cause them to be ridiculed by others - which, of course, further affects their body image.

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