A Clinical Study on Papulosquamous Disorders in Children less than 12 Years

Preetha, Prasad (2015) A Clinical Study on Papulosquamous Disorders in Children less than 12 Years. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical Collegel, Coimbatore.


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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Among the wide spectrum of skin diseases in children, papulosquamous disorders form quite a common group. Papulosquamous disorders during childhood can present a vast array of clinical findings. This study was done to know the hospital based prevalence and the clinical patterns of papulosquamous disorders among children less than 12 years of age presenting to skin OPD, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. METHODOLOGY: This is a descriptive study conducted from August 2013 to July 2014 at the outpatient Department of Skin and STD, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.105 consecutive children with papulosquamous disorder were included in the study. Routine investigations were done for all cases and special investigations like potassium hydroxide mount, culture and skin biopsy were done for relevant cases. RESULTS: Papulosquamous disorders constituted 0.81% of the pediatric dermatoses during the study. M: F ratio was 1.1 : 1.0. Majority of the patients belonged to 10-12years age group. Among papulosquamous disorders, psoriasis was the most common disease (25.7%), followed by pityriasisrosea (22.95%) and lichen planus (18.09%). CONCLUSION: Papulosquamous disorders are common in children and have varied presentations. Genetic inheritance of papulosquamous disorder is less significant. Papulosquamous disorders in children require a separate view from adult dermatoses as there are important differences in clinical presentation, treatment and prognosis. By understanding the morphological characteristics of papulosquamous diseases and differentiating the diseases clinically, we can explain the prognosis of the disease to the parents, which will alleviate their worry.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Papulosquamous ; childhood ; psoriasis ; pityriasis rosea.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 05 May 2018 09:31
Last Modified: 05 May 2018 09:31
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/7489

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