Skin disorders are one of the most common problems in pediatrics. Never underestimate parental concerns about their child’s skin. Unlike many disease processes, the skin is visible and noticeable to parents and others. Examination of the skin requires observation and palpation of the entire skin surface under good light. Do not forget to look at the eyes and mouth for mucous membrane involvement. Examination should include onset, duration, and inspection of a primary lesion. It is also important to note secondary changes, morphology, and distribution of the lesions.
1. Cutis Marmorata
Transient, blanchable, reticulated mottling occurs on the skin exposed to a cool environment.
No treatment is necessary; the condition generally