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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 209

Pattern of skin diseases in a tertiary institution in Kolkata

1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Malda Medical College and Hospital, Malda, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

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Sudip Das
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.127707

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Background: There are very little elaborative studies in India about various patterns of skin diseases and various factors those influence the diseases in a tertiary institution. Aims: To find out the various patterns of skin diseases in relation to age, sex, occupation, and socio-economic status. To find out the magnitude of skin diseases and compare with other similar studies . Materials and Methods: Collection of data of all new skin cases in a specified period of one year and put on proforma for diagnosis. Few investigations were done for correct diagnosis. Results: It was found that skin OPD patients (new) were 4.16% of total new OPD patients, and male female ratio was 1.1:1. Among all patients (12910), infection was commonest (39.54%), followed by allergic skin disorder (29.20%). 25.05% patients were housewives, followed by students (23.21%). Study showed that 33.28% patients had per capita income of ` 361-720/month, and 22.35% patients were educated and/or studied up to class V. Conclusion: Pattern of skin diseases are mostly depend not only on environmental factors but also on occupation, socio-economic status, literacy, and age of the patients.

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