Clinico Epidemiological study of Facial Dermatoses among Adults

Manivannan, M (2020) Clinico Epidemiological study of Facial Dermatoses among Adults. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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BACKGROUND: Face is cosmetically important area of the body. Any change in skin colour or appearance of rash over the face affects an individual both in psychological and social aspects. Each facial dermatoses have its own clinical presentations and also own demographic variations. Therefore detailed knowledge about the dermatoses affecting the face is important. AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the clinical features and different pattern of involvement of various facial dermatoses and their epidemiological aspects like age, sex distribution and occupation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 200 patients with facial dermatoses were selected from OPD of dermatology, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, for a period of 1 year. In each patient, the details of name, age , sex and occupation were noted. A detailed history of symptoms and their duration were recorded. Complete general and dermatological examination was carried out in all the patients. Investigations like KOH examination, woods lamp examination and skin biopsy was carried out in relevant patients. RESULTS: Among the 200 patients enrolled in this study 63% were females and 37% were males. Most common age group affected was 26-32 years. Majority of them were housewives (27.5%.). Seasonal variation was reported in 60% of cases. Among the various facial dermatoses, most commonly reported in this study was pilosebaceous diseases, followed by pigmentary disorders and infections. CONCLUSION: Most of the studies in the facial dermatoses were focused on the specific diseases, this study highlights the need for comprehensive studies in facial dermatoses.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: 201730201
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACNE, MELASMA, Skin Tumors.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 02:57
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 02:57

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