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Pattern of dermatoses among inmates of district prison- Mangalore

Kuruvila, Maria and Shaikh, Mohammed Ismail and *, Pramod Kumar (2002) Pattern of dermatoses among inmates of district prison- Mangalore. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 68 (1). pp. 16-18. ISSN 0378-6323

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Abstract

The present paper studies the pattern of dermatoses among 225 inmates of a jail, over a period of 6 months (Feb- July' 99). 63.6% inmates screened had dermatoses. Among those with dermatoses 63.3% were infectious and 36.4% were non-infectious. Among the infections, fungal infections (51.3%) constituted the maximum. Pediculosis copitis was found in 6.6% of inmates. in the non-infectious group, pigmentary changes (21%) and dandruff (21%) were noted. Overcrowding prevalent in jail (73% excess inmates) could be contributory factor for the high incidence of infections.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 10:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147169

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