This book would not have been possible without the help of the children and parents who allowed meto photograph their skin eruptions, and the practitioners who referred them to me. I am particularlyindebted to the faculty, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians assistants, and students at theJohns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Department of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Medicine for their inspiration and support. I would again like to thank my friends at theChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where this book was ﬁrst conceived.I have a new group of over 250 friends and contributors whom I have met through an ever expandingonline dermatology image project ‘
’. My association with
as one of the foundingEditors gives me access to an incredible national and international repository of cutaneous images. It ismy honor to work with co-Editor and medical informatics maven Christoph Lehmann, a neonatologistwho probably knows more dermatology than any other neonatologist in the country.I am also indebted to the oral pathology faculty at Hopkins who call dermatology their home. Theyhave taught me to seek clues for dermatologic and systemic disease from evaluation of the mucousmembranes and to respect oral pathology in its own right. The new chapter devoted to oral pathologyin children succeeds only because of Dr Russ Corio’s kind encouragement, editing, and contribution of images.I continue to be grateful for the persistent prodding and sensitive guidance of the editors at Elsevierwhoare responsible for completion of this book in a timely fashion. I would also like to thank TracyShuford for keeping the lines of communication open between the Publisher and my ofﬁce despite the6-hour time difference.Special thanks go to Judy Liggett, the Pediatric Dermatology and Cutaneous Laser Nurse who keepsthe kids smiling for pictures and Pediatric Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Jeanne Findlay who providesa reality check.I would like to thank the residents in dermatology and pediatrics, who by their questions andconsultations, have helped me prioritize topics for inclusion in this book.Finally, I would like to acknowledge Dr Nancy Esterly, who has contributed the foreword to the book.Dr Esterly taught me that pediatric dermatology could be exciting and academically challenging. As arole model and friend, she continues to guide all of us in pediatric dermatology. I would also like toacknowledge Dr Frank Oski who brought me home to Baltimore where he incorporated pediatricdermatology into the pediatric training program. Hopefully, we can live up to the high standards whichhe demanded.
The following ﬁgures have been reprinted from Zitelli BJ, Davis HW (eds).
Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis
, 3rd edn. Mosby, St. Louis, 1997:4.10, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.15, 8.49, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8, 10.11, 10.13I am grateful for the use of images from
, and to Dr Russ Corio, Associate Professorof Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for contributing additional imagesto the chapter on the Oral Cavity.