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Paediatric dermatology in Tunisia: common diagnoses

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Dr Nejib Doss, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunisia
ICD 2021
Up to 30% of paediatric primary care visits include a skin-related problem. In an overview session, Dr Nejib Doss (Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunisia) took the audience through the most commonly diagnosed skin disorders in Tunisian children [1]. Molluscum contagiosum: a common, mild, viral skin disease that causes small pink or skin-coloured bumps. Most of the time it is self-limiting, but a doctor can prescribe a cream or remove the bumps by scraping or freezing. Cutaneous leishmaniasis: a parasitic disease that causes chronic, often ulcerated, skin lesions. It is a major public health problem in Tunisia, and diagnosis is relatively easy for dermatologists who are familiar with the disease. Although spontaneous healing might occur, treatment options include azithromycin, metronidazole, and liquid nitrogen. Inherited epidermolysis bullosa: a number of inherited skin disorder that causes blis...

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