Pattern of pediatric dermatoses at a tertiary care hospital, SIMS, Shivamogga

2018 IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology  
The major health problem in the pediatric age group is skin diseases and is associated with the significant morbidity. Aim: To study the incidence of dermatoses among the pediatric age group at tertiary health care in Shivamogga. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was carried out among the children upto 14 years who came to Dermatology outpatient department. The study was carried out between the month of January to March 2018. Diagnosis was made based on appropriated detailed history,
more » ... nical features and investigations. Results: The commonest pediatric dermatoses in our study were the infections and infestations. This was followed by other noninfective dermatoses like insect bite reactions, miliaria, dermatitis and others. Conclusion: Infections are the dermatoses which exceeded in our study and these are potentially controllable and preventable. Hence health care strategies that target infections represent the key to an efficient child health care program.
doi:10.18231/2581-4729.2018.0043 fatcat:dk4uwgwlxfaufbtit7awohynu4