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Basal cell carcinoma. In addition, we now recognize that basal cell carcinoma may occur in healthy children who have had excessive sun exposure and may carry a genetic predilection for this form of skin cancer. The lesions are pearly and telangiectatic papules or nodules, and treatment is surgical excision.

Source: Prose NS, Kristal L. Weinberg's Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology, 5e; 2017.

Leah Carton

Associate Editor - Pediatrics, Dermatology, Geriatrics , McGraw Hill