Selected Dermatoses in Children of Color
January 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 1 | Case Reports | 78 | Copyright © January 2007
Roselyn E. Epps MD
Three conditions, erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP), granulomatous periorificial dermatitis (GPD), and Kawasaki
disease (KD) are seen more frequently in children of color. EDP and GPD are benign and self-limited dermatoses; therapy
can shorten the course of the diseases. KD, a systemic vasculitis, can have life threatening cardiac consequences and
timely therapy is essential. In all 3 conditions, clinicians should proceed with prompt and appropriate evaluation, diagnosis,
and intervention when indicated. A case representing each condition is presented, followed by a discussion.