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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 189-191

Pattern Of Dermatosis Among Pediatric Patients Attending A Medical College Hospital In North-Eastern Region Of India

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M . M Huda

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A total of 500 children from first day of life to twelve completed years of age attending Dermatology OPD of Assam Medical College Hospital were analyzed for pattern of cutaneous disorders and modalities of pre-hospital care received. School- age children formed the major segment (45.0%) followed by pre-school age children (37.8%). Infective dermatoses were 632% and non-infective 34.4%. Bacterial infections (34.4%), eczema (13.6%) scabies(11.8%), fungal infections (8.8%), nutritional dermatoses(7.8%), pediculosis (3.8%), viral infections (2.2%), urticaria (2%), and a miscellaneous group comprising of twenty four categories (8%) were seen. About 65% had not received any treatment prior to attending hospital. Those who received pre-hospital treatment includes self-medication 18.8%, treatment from primary care physician 7.8%, from pediatrician 3.6%, herbal applications 3%, rituals by faith healers 1.6 %, and treatment from dermatologists was only 0.4%.

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