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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 275-278

Pattern of common skin diseases among school going children in Semi-Urban Area of Jaipur: A cross-sectional study

1 Department of Dermatology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Manmohan Bagri
Department of Dermatology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur - 302 022, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_119_19

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Aims: Skin disorders are a common health problem in pediatric age group, and a school-based survey seems to be a good screening tool for estimating the prevalence of cutaneous disorders among children. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional prospective study was conducted in three schools of semi-urban area of Jaipur. A total of 576 children including 218 boys and 358 girls of age group 4–18 years were examined for the study, and laboratory investigations were also done for all the children. Results: Out of 576 students, 349 students were found to have a skin disorder. Of all the affected children, 69.7% (370) had noninfectious dermatoses, 19.8% (105) had infectious dermatoses, and 10.5% (56) had nutritional dermatoses. Conclusions: In our study, the prevalence of skin infection was found to be associated with low socioeconomic status and poor personal hygiene. Hence, awareness regarding skin-related health problems in children as well as in their parents seems to be of utmost importance.

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