Prevalence of various dermatoses in school children

Rao, Gatha S and Kumar, Pramod and Kuruvila, Maria (1999) Prevalence of various dermatoses in school children. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, 65 (3). pp. 126-127. ISSN 0378-6323

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In a school survey of 1161 children from 2 different schools studying in 1st to 5th standard between the age of 6 and 12 years, 890 (76.65%) students were found to have disorders of skin and its appendage. Most of the dermatoses were asymptomatic and were diagnosed in the routine examination. Nevoid conditions were seen in 255 (21.96%) students. Communicable dermatoses were noted in 221 (19%) students and nutritional deficiencies were seen in 78 (6.71%) students. Rest of the students had miscellaneous condition. Health education and good personal hygiene will definitely help to improve the health status of the school children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dermatoses, School survey
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 10:02

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