Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia
##issue.vol## 3, ##issue.no## 1 (2018): December 2018

Diagnostic procedures in pediatric dermatology


Arini Astasari Widodo ( Dermatology and Venereology Department, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital - Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia ) , Githa Rahmayunitha ( Dermatology and Venereology Department, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital - Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia ) , Triana Agustin ( Dermatology and Venereology Department, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital - Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia ) , Rinadewi Astriningrum ( Dermatology and Venereology Department, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital - Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia )



Article Info

Publish Date
31 Dec 2018

Abstract

Diagnostic procedures in pediatric dermatology are different and significantly more challenging than those in adult patients, especially on how to approach the patients. We need to acknowledge that pediatric patients have unique anatomical, physiological, and psychological aspects. Compared to adults, children have smaller procedure area, are less cooperative, and more difficult to understand. For these reasons, we should perform diagnostic procedures on children cautiously. Having extensive knowledge in this field can facilitate us to carry out an ethical, efficient, targeted procedure with less risk. This article reviewed the most appropriate, most comfortable, and least invasive diagnostic procedures for children. Some of the most commonly performed pediatric dermatology procedures highlighted in this article are potassium hydroxide examination, Gram staining examination, acid fast bacilli examination, skin test for allergies, and skin biopsy for children. We also discuss the process of obtaining a written informed consent from the parents who were involved in decision making process and play a crucial role in assisting physicians to calm their children during the diagnostic procedures.  Keywords: children, dermatology, diagnostic procedures


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Journal Info

Abbrev

jdvi

Publisher

Subject

Medicine & Pharmacology

Description

The initiation of JDVI (Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia) was done by leading dermatologists and venereologists from Indonesia who aspired to contribute in the field of scientific publication and research. Knowledge and science continue to evolve in the field of ...