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A total number of 15,955 (31.4%) children attended the paediatric dermatology OPD of the kalawati saran children hospital, new Delhi during 1992 to 1994. Out of these, 8176(51.24%) patients were having various infections and parasitic infestations. Majority (38.7%) of the patients were in the school going age group. There were 58% male and 42% female children. The incidence of parasitic infestations was the highest (53.66%) with scabies as the major infestation (46.44%), followed by pyodermas (34.05%), fungal infections (8.42%) with candidal intertrigo as the commonest infection. Incidence of viral infections was 3.85% where molluscum contagiosum was the commonest manifestation.