COMMON BIRTH MARKS; TO IDENTIFY THE FREQUENCY IN INFANTS PRESENTING TO OUT PATIENT OF TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
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Dr. Sadaf Ahmed Asim, Dr. Humaira Maryum, Dr. Shazia Shukar-ud-din, Dr. Waseem Jamalvi, Dr. Muhammad Aurangzeb
2015 The Professional Medical Journal  
ABSTRACT...Objectives: To identify the frequency of common birthmarks presenting in outpatients department of dermatology until and to increase awareness among doctor about the common phenomena. Patients and Study Design: A cross sectional study. Setting: OPD of Dermatology department of Dow University Hospital. Period: January 2014 till October 2014. Methods:During a year, by using non-probability convenient sampling only 100 patients of both genders were enrolled in the study after ensuring
more » ... dy after ensuring inclusion, exclusion criteria. Complete history was recorded and a thorough general physical and cutaneous examination was performed. Information was collected on predesigned questionnaire after taking informed consent. Data Analysis was carried out on SPSS statistics software. Results: Out of 100 patients, 43% were males and 57% were females. In 69.6% patients, the birthmarks were noticed around time of delivery, 28.3% patients were noticed within 1st year of life and 2.2% later in 5 year. Pigmented birthmarks were identified in 65.2% patients while 34.8 % have vascular birthmarks.71.1% had no changes in color during life span. While 37.8% had 1-3 cms birthmark and 45.7% have reported an increase in birthmark. Conclusions: We found birthmarks benign; they may grow with age but they do not need treatment unless there is concern either cosmetically or they have pain and discharge.
doi:10.17957/tpmj/15.2842 fatcat:rgtskq5rfzdf7nmbgopc4hv5au