Editorial overview: PDF OnlyLaude Teresita A. MDCurrent Opinion in Pediatrics: August 1996 - p 381-386 Buy Abstract Recently, progress and developments have been made in six skin conditions relevant to black children. Infantile acropustulosis may either be idiopathic or may be a sequela of scabies in young infants. The approach to small- or medium-sized congenital melanocytic nevi in black children must be different because the risk for malignant transformation into melanoma is exceedingly small. Keloids and hypertrophic scars in children are effectively treated with silicone gel sheeting. Tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton tonsurans remains to be a very common infection among black children. The newer systemic antifungal agents have no significant advantage over griseofulvin. Hair problems resulting from grooming practices or hair styling are preventable. For postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, azelaic acid holds promise. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.