Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--68

Geriatric Dermatoses In Southern Orissa


A Sahoo1, P.C Singh2, P Pattnaik3, R.K Panigrahi4 
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Two hundred geriatric patients, aged 55 years and above, studied at Medical College, Berhampur accounted for 3% of Skin & VD OPD attendance with a male preponderance (M: F: 4:1). Majority (97%) of these patients were literate, 55% belonged to low socio-economic group. Among them 32.5% of males were farmers and all females were housewives. Forty-nine dermatologic diseases were encountered, twenty-nine patients presented with multiple complaints and the rest had single complaint. Pruritus was the commonest symptom (54%), 41.5% of which was associated with different dermatoses and the rest 12.5% with senile xerosis. Fungal infection was the commonest dermatosis. Senile xerosis (12.5%), seborrhoeic keratosis (10%), psoriasis (9%), idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (6.5%), malignant and premalignant conditions (5%), vitiligo (3.5%) and lichen planus (3%) were some of the other dermatoses seen. Diabetes was the commonest systemic disease (10.5%).


How to cite this article:
Sahoo A, Singh P, Pattnaik P, Panigrahi R. Geriatric Dermatoses In Southern Orissa.Indian J Dermatol 2000;45:66-68


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Sahoo A, Singh P, Pattnaik P, Panigrahi R. Geriatric Dermatoses In Southern Orissa. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2022 May 17 ];45:66-68
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