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Pediatric Benign Skin Growths and Pigmentation Disorders

Abnormal skin growths and abnormal pigmentation of the skin may be present at birth or develop later in life. Although harmless in most cases, skin growth and pigmentation disorders should be monitored closely for any changes that may indicate a development of cancerous skin cells.

There are many types of skin growths and pigmentation disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. The most common are listed below.

For more information on skin growths, or to find information about conditions not listed, take a look at our helpful websites compiled in the Dermatology Resources for Families.

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Skin Pigment Disorders

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Providers Who Treat Benign Skin Growths and Pigmentation Disorders

    Departments that Treat Benign Skin Growths and Pigmentation Disorders

    Dermatology

    The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.