Newborn skin disease: birthmarks


The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of common birthmarks in newborns.

By completing this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify which birthmarks require diagnostic workup or intervention.
  • Understand the clinical presentation and natural history of birthmarks, including nevus sebaceous, aplasia cutis, congenital melanocytic nevi and dermal melanocytosis. 
  •  Understand potential complications of congenital melanocytic nevi.

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The AAD has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum (BDC).  The topics for these modules were selected by pediatric dermatologists as topics not currently addressed within the BDC.

Alphabetical listing of learning modules and videos