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Dermatology

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

In the Dermatology Department, we diagnose and treat congenital or acquired diseases concerning the skin, hair and nails. We treat highly complex and rare diseases, as well as more common conditions.

We employ teledermatology to visit patients at the CAPI Barcelona Esquerra health centre who require dermatological care, to resolve the skin problems they have as swiftly as possible, either through a virtual visit or in person if necessary.

Specialties

Autoimmune diseases affecting the skin

These include lupus erythematosus, morphea, dermatomyositis and autoimmune blistering diseases. In some cases we work with the Rheumatology Department.

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Epidermolysis bullosa

We use a multidisciplinary approach during treatment, follow-up and genetic counselling for this hereditary disease. We see between 30 and 40 cases per year.

It is not covered by public health

Giant congenital melanocytic naevus and malignant melanoma

We work in collaboration with the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. We use digital epiluminescence for accurate diagnoses.

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Vascular anomalies

This includes angiomas and vascular malformations. We study each case to determine the most suitable treatment, which can include drugs, laser and/or surgery.

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Laser platform

Each pathology requires a specific type of laser. Our laser platform has different technologies to treat vascular and pigmented lesions.

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Other diseases
  • Atopic dermatitis (if necessary, we work with the Immunoallergy Department).
  • Acne.
  • Diagnosis of uncommon hereditary dermatological diseases (e.g. ichthyosis).
  • Neurocutaneous disorders (multidisciplinary unit cooperating with Oncology, Ophthalmology and Neurology).

 

  • Vitiligo.
  • Mastocytosis (in collaboration with Haematology and Paediatrics).
  • Infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses.
  • Skin conditions typical in newborns.

 

What makes us different

Throughout the year, we care for an average of 28 patients a day. Of these patients, one-third are making their first visit.

We have a pulsed dye laser platform, Nd-yag, CO2 and an Alejandrita Q-Switched laser to treat vascular and pigmented lesions.

Our goal is to comprehensively address childhood skin diseases, both in terms of treatment and prevention.

Clinical trials

We have taken part in approximately 25 clinical trials. Currently, there are 8 in progress, 6 of which depend directly on Dermatology (active trials and those in their initial phase) and 2 in cooperation with Oncology.

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 professionals to specialise in high-complexity medicine.

Training for resident physicians and medical interns

Training for resident physicians in Paediatrics and Dermatology at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, Catalan, Spanish and foreign hospitals (approximately 31 per year).

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