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SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Un dermatólogo aplica la técnica del láser cutáneo para lesiones en la piel en el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

Pediatric Dermatology Unit 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 also part of the ERN VASCERN network for vascular anomalies.

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 Reference Centre (CSUR) for epidermolysis bullosa.
  • National Reference Centre (CSUR) for inherited disorders of keratinisation
  • National Reference Centre (CSUR) for genetic neurocutaneous syndromes
  • Members of the European Reference Network for Rare Skin Diseases (ERN-SKIN).
  • Collaborating member of the European Reference Network for Vascular Anomalies (VASCA-ERN).

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

National and international centre of reference in pediatric dermatology

Tenemos más de 30 años de experiencia.

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A leader in research and innovative treatments

We have a pioneering laser unit

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Multidisciplinary care focused on the child and their family

We take a holistic approach to each case, working in multidisciplinary teams.

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Specialities and services

In the Pediatric Dermatology Department of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, 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.

Pathologies we treat

Haemangiomas and vascular malformations
Epidermolysis bullosa
Ichthyosis and other keratinisation disorders
Congenital melanocytic nevi and dysplastic nevi
Xeroderma pigmentosum and other genodermatoses
Connective tissue diseases
Chronic urticaria
Hair and nail diseases

Our experience


Years of experience in skin diseases


Patients with dermatological problems per year


General anesthesia laser treatments per year

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.


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.