A Cross-Sectional Study of Dermatological Problems Among Differently- Abled Children

Rao, Chythra and Rao, Raghavendra (2012) A Cross-Sectional Study of Dermatological Problems Among Differently- Abled Children. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 57 (1). pp. 35-37. ISSN 0019-5154

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Background: Differently-abled children may be particularly susceptible to skin disorders either as a direct consequence of their disability or due of lack awareness regarding personal and environmental hygiene. Aim: To study the prevalence of skin problems in differentlyabled children. Materials and Methods: A total of 122 differently-abled children in two special schools were examined for this study. Details regarding the disabilities were obtained from the school records. Results: More than half (53.2%) of the children had skin problems. Infections and infestations, acne, and dermatitis were the common dermatoses encountered in the present study. Conclusion:Periodic skin examination is of vital importance for all people with disabilities to reach a proper diagnosis and to offer treatment. Health education for teachers and parents on maintenance of sound personal hygiene and a clean environment is also recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Differently-abled children, psychocutaneous diseases, skin diseases, school survey
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 11:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2012 11:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76427

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