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Dermatology

Our activity focuses on both mild and highly complex conditions affecting the skin, nails and hair.

In the Pediatric Dermatology Department, we treat all skin, nail and hair diseases in children, from the most common, to the rarest congenital and acquired diseases, especially in their most severe form. We also treat skin manifestations of other internal diseases. 

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a national and international reference centre with a team of highly specialised dermatologists with extensive experience in childhood dermatological diseases, as well as a leader in research.

We have specialized care units for haemangiomas and vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa, keratinisation disorders and ichthyosis, genodermatoses, hair and nail diseases, congenital melanocytic nevus, connective tissue diseases, neurocutaneous diseases and a Laser Unit.

We are pioneers in the treatment, diagnosis, and research of haemangiomas, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations, arteriovenous malformations, capillary malformations (port-wine stains), and overgrowth syndromes associated with vascular malformations. 

The Pediatric Dermatology Department at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has been recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Health as a department of reference (CSUR (Centres, Departments and Units of Reference)) in the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa and keratinisation disorders/icthyosis. We are members of the European Reference Network for Rare Skin Diseases (ERN-SKIN), a network that unites centres of expertise in the management of rare skin diseases to collaborate in the best treatment and diagnosis of patients suffering from these diseases that are not prevalent in the general population. We are part of the European Reference Network for Vascular Anomalies (VASCA-ERN).

We are committed and we firmly believe in empowering the patient and their direct caregivers, as the main experts on their body and their disease. To this end, we have launched a School of Atopia to raise awareness of the cause of skin hypersensitivity, why outbreaks of eczema occur, and how to control and prevent them.

National and international centre of reference in pediatric dermatology

Multidisciplinary care focused on the child and their family

Our specialists have all the necessary resources to offer comprehensive, age-appropriate, family-focused care to children and adolescents. All the diagnostic tests and procedures carried out are adapted to the patient's age. Children are not small adults and they have specific dermatological diseases that require treatment from pediatric dermatologists with experience in the diagnosis and management of these diseases.

A leader in research and innovative treatments

We conduct numerous clinical research studies; we take part in most clinical trials on new treatments for dermatological diseases (haemangiomas and vascular malformations, atopy, psoriasis, and epidermolysis bullosa) and we collaborate in European and American networks and registers that allow us to be in the front line of the latest discoveries in dermatological diseases. 

Specialties

Haemangiomas and vascular malformations

Multidisciplinary diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of children with haemangiomas, vascular tumours, and vascular malformations. We offer surgery, sclerosis, embolisation, laser treatment, and medical treatment.

Epidermolysis bullosa

We have a team of dermatologists, pediatricians, nutritionists, geneticists, psychologists, rehabilitators and nurses, as well as hospitalisation units highly specialised in treatments for this disease and family education.

It is not covered by public health

Ichthyosis and other keratinisation disorders

We are a centre of reference (CSUR) for keratinisation disorders and we offer a multidisciplinary approach and genetic diagnosis of children with keratinisation disorders.

It is not covered by public health

Neurocutaneous syndromes

As a centre of reference, we have a multidisciplinary team of dermatologists, geneticists, neurologists, and oncologists for the follow-up of children with neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis. We treat symptomatic gliomas and neurofibromas.

It is not covered by public health

Laser Unit

PDL, Nd/YAG, Alexandrite laser; and CO2 to treat children with capillary, venous, lymphatic malformations, melanocytic nevi, café-au-lait spots, epidermal nevi, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome, among others.

It is not covered by public health

Atopy

We treat the most severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) and offer innovative treatments to improve the quality of life of our patients and their families. We have a therapeutic education programme for parents and patients.

Our experience

Our journey
30
years
experience in skin diseases
Patients
6,000
per year
with dermatological problems
Laser treatments
200
per year
under general anaesthesia

Research and clinical trials

The Paediatric Dermatology Department is actively researching haemangiomas and vascular malformations in collaboration with IDIBELL, VASCA-ERN, and the American Hemangioma Investigator Group (HIG).

We take part in most pharmacological clinical trials on medications for dermatological diseases, haemangiomas, and vascular diseases in children.

Teaching activities

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a university hospital affiliated with the University of Barcelona, and so we share our knowledge and train national and international residents to specialise in high-complexity medicine.

We have an Master's in Advanced Pediatric Dermatology program.

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