1st Edition

Paediatric Cases in Coloured Skin

    179 Pages 191 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    179 Pages 191 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Dermatology is a visual discipline where observation to detail is key to accurate diagnosis, especially in children. This book for clinicians provides a clear and easy guide to identify skin diseases in children with coloured skin. It discusses more than 112 skin problems with over 192 colour Illustrations following a logical organisation with picture-based Q&A at the end. It features skin problems specific to children such as haemangiomas, congenital naevi, neurocutaneous syndromes, napkin rash, etc. as well as those also seen in adults such as psoriasis, lichen planus, and eczema. Also covers tropical diseases such as cutaneous tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, fungal infections, and leprosy.

    Key features:

    • Highlights the differences in clinical presentation in children having coloured skin.
    • Stimulates the interest in tropical dermatology and skin problems in coloured skin, among medical students, trainees, general practitioners, paediatricians, and dermatologists.
    • Features high quality illustrations and concise, practical text for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.


    About the Authors


    1. Congenital Naevi and Haemangiomas in Children with FST 5

    Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila

    2. Infections in Children with FST 5

    Ajith P. Kannangara and Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila

    3. Eczema, Dermatitis, and Ichthyosis in Children with FST 5

    Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila

    4. Common Dermatoses in Children with FST 5

    Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila

    5. Hypo- and Hyperpigmentary Disorders in Children with FST 5

    Ajith P. Kannangara

    6. Hair and Nail Disorders in Children with FST 5

    Ajith P. Kannangara

    7. Genetic Dermatoses in Children with FST 5

    Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila

    8. Skin Problems in Adolescence and Puberty in FST 5

    Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila



    Dr. Ranthilaka R. Gammanpila (Ranawaka) is the consultant dermatologist at Teaching Hospital Kalutara, Sri Lanka. She qualified MBBS (1996) and MD (2004) from the University of Colombo and had one-year of research training at St John's Institute of Dermatology in UK (2006).

    She is the editor of the first international medical book published in Sri Lanka: ‘Atlas of Dermatoses in Pigmented Skin (2021). Springer, Singapore https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-15-5483-4_15. She has been the author of 27 chapters in international dermatology books; has published 28 scientific papers in indexed journals including six clinical trials; and has authored eight medical books nationally. Her main areas of research interest are leishmaniasis, cutaneous tuberculosis, onychomycosis, and leprosy. She was the first Sri Lankan dermatologist to represent her motherland at the world congress of dermatology (WCD2019, Milan, Italy) being a co-chair and a guest speaker. Currently, she contributes to international books emphasizing the clinical differences in Brown skin versus White skin.

    In 2022, she published her first short novel highlighting the whys and wherefores of current economic failure in Sri Lanka in the background of her personal experiences.

    Dr Ajith P. Kannangara, MBBS MD, Consultant Dermatologist, specialist in Anti-aging medicine and Cosmetic dermatology is currently attached to the Ministry of Health, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, Sri Lanka. He obtained his M.B.B.S from University of Peradeniya and M.D (Dermatology) from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr. Kannangara received National Skin Centre & Stiefel Fellowship from National Skin centre, Singapore and post-doctoral International Dermatology Fellow from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA. He also obtained Diploma from American Academy of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (A4M) and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (A3M).

    Dr. Kannangara also serves as editor and reviewer for various national and international Journals. His research papers are published in most renowned national and international journals of Dermatology, and he is among the co- editors of recently publish book of Atlas of Dermatoses in Pigmented Skin. He is one of the pioneers of proposed classification of Cutaneous Reactions of - Koebner, Wolf isotopic, Renbok, Koebner nonreaction, isotopic nonreaction, Immuno Compromised District & other related phenomenon and introducing the concept of Sparing phenomena.

    Dr. Kannangara is the founding and current president of Skin Sri Lanka which is an associate member of International Association of Dermatology Patients Organization or Global Skin.