Pattern of Dermatoses in a tertiary care hospital in Konkan Region, Maharashtra

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Author Details : Hanamant G Bobade, U Ketan Raju*, Anil Mishra

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 311-314

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Introduction: Skin diseases can manifest in various ways. Sometimes it can be secondary to underlying systemic disease. In developing countries including India skin diseases are very common but they are being neglected with the thought that they are always benign.
Materials and Methods: Our study is a cross sectional one done to determine the pattern and magnitude of skin diseases. All newly registered patients reporting to Skin OPD of B.K.L.Walawalkar Rural Medical College, Dervan during the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 were enlisted in the study.
Result: Out of 5090 patients included in our study, ­­52.62% were female patients and 47.38% were males with female to male ratio of 1.11:1. Majority of the patients (21.47%) was from the age group 21-30 years followed by the age group of 11-20 years (19.58%), followed by the age group of 31-40 years (18.52%). Fungal infections constituted the maximum number of the cases (51.53%), followed by Eczema (17.44%). The Acne comprised of (7.19%).
Conclusion: Fungal infections comprised majority of cases followed by eczema and allergic disorders in Konkan region of Maharashtra which has a tropical and humid climate. Thus an extensive study may be needed to have a holistic approach to the problem establish a correlation between the variables.

Keywords: Konkan, Skin diseases, Dermatoses

How to cite : Bobade H G, Raju U K, Mishra A, Pattern of Dermatoses in a tertiary care hospital in Konkan Region, Maharashtra. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(4):311-314

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Received : 12-09-2021

Accepted : 04-10-2021

Available online : 11-12-2021

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