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Learning module: Infantile hemangiomas and vascular malformations


The purpose of this module is to help medical students and residents develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of hemangiomas and vascular anomalies.

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

  • Describe the growth characteristics, clinical features and possible complications of infantile hemangiomas

  • Understand the current treatments for infantile hemangiomas

  • Form a differential diagnosis for hemangiomas and other vascular tumors or malformations

  • Determine when to refer a pediatric patient with an infantile hemangioma or other vascular malformation to pediatric dermatology

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Pediatric learning modules

In 2015, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology's Education Committee and the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum work group collaborated to develop pediatric dermatology specific modules to complement the Basic Dermatology Curriculum. These modules were identified based on research conducted by SPD members as topics primary care providers should know about pediatric dermatology but were not addressed in the Basic Dermatology Curriculum.

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