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Clinical study of cutaneous infection in children: Changing trends


1 Department of Dermatology, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga 577 201, Karnataka, India
2 Department of ENT and HNS, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga 577 201, Karnataka, India

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GM Sangameshwara,
Departments of Dermatology, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga - 577 201, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.158299

Cutaneous infection forms an important component of all dermatological practice including children. The infection will reflect the status of health, hygiene, personal cleanliness of the community, improved health awareness and with proper cleanliness the chance of getting infection is less This study was undertaken to know, which type of infection is common, particularly in pediatric age group and factors contributing the changing trends. After obtaining ethical committee clearance and informed consent from the patients, 100 cases below the age of 18 years, attending the outpatient Department of Dermatology were taken for the study. In this study, out of 100 patients, the most common infection was fungal (57%), followed by viral (23%) and bacterial (20%) infection. The study will provide data for future clinical research and helps in knowing changing trend of cutaneous infections in children.


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