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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-103

A clinico-epidemiological study of pediatric hair disorders

Department of DVL, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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S Madhuri
Department of DVL, OP Number 30, Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.203000

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Context: Hair disorders are a common complaint in dermatology clinics and can be caused by a number of conditions. Children have etiologies different from adults. Aims: There is a paucity of studies in evaluating pediatric hair disorders. The ultimate aim was to provide a guide for evaluating hair disorders commonly occurring in childhood in our environment. Materials and Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted from August 2014 to August 2015. Children suffering from various hair disorders were included in the study. Results: We report a clinico-epidemiological study of 503 children suffering from various scalp/hair disorders. The most common causes were folliculitis, furunculosis, pediculosis, alopecia areata, and tinea capitis. Conclusions: As has been observed in this study, hair problem may be due to various infections, and this is a very important problem to think of, especially in developing countries.

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