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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 214-216

Pattern of dermatoses among adolescents attending a tertiary care center in Northeast India

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

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Vanlalhriatpuii Hmar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal - 795 001, Manipur
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.206082

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Background: The objective of this study was to ascertain the pattern of dermatoses among adolescents attending the Dermatology Outpatient Department (OPD) at a tertiary care center in Manipur, Northeast India. Methodology: The retrospective study was conducted among 3850 patients belonging to adolescent age group (10–19 years) from January to December 2014. They constituted 20.18% of the total OPD attendance during the study. Results: Male to female ratio was 1:1. The study group was further divided into three categories based on age: early (10–13 years), middle (14–16 years), and late adolescence (17–19 years). Majority belonged to mid (36.3%) and late adolescence (36.64%) age groups. The dermatoses identified were classified into 13 broad categories. Infections were the most common dermatoses (25.5%), followed by sebaceous gland disorders (22.72%), eczemas (17.45%), infestations (17.03%), and urticaria (4.5%). Among infections, fungal infection (53.25%) was most common, followed by bacterial (24.59%) and viral infections (22.15%). Conclusion: It was concluded that infections, infestations such as scabies and pediculosis, eczemas, and sebaceous gland disorders such as acne vulgaris were common dermatoses seen in the adolescent age group.

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