An Epidemiological Study on Chronic Bacterial Folliculitis.

Sachin, G Roy (2006) An Epidemiological Study on Chronic Bacterial Folliculitis. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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Since ancient times pyogenic infection is one of the commonest entity affecting man. It is especially more common in developing and the underdeveloped countries. Factors like overcrowding, malnutrition, improper hygiene predispose to pyodermas. It has chronic course due to difficulty in achieving a long lasting cure. Herewith two entities viz dermatitis cruris pustulosa et atrophicans, and Sycosis Barbae are dealt. An attempt is made to cater to the epidemiology of the said entities, which are some of the common causes of chronic morbidity due to bacterial infection. AIMS OF THE STUDY : Aims of the study were purely epidemiological 1. To study age and sex distribution of patient 2. To study duration and seasonal variation chronic bacterial folliculitis 3. To know precipitating factors 4. To assess microbiological aspect of the disease 5. To determine the sensitivity pattern of microorganism to various class of antibiotics CONCLUSION : Following conclusions were drawn from the study. 1. More common in males 2. Mean age of occurrence between 20 – 40 years 3. Tropical environment exacerbated the disease. 4. DCPA was predominantly found in automobile workers in males and office going females. People with Sycosis Barbae were more of office going. 5. Itching and burning sensation were the predominant complaints. 6. External oil application and psychological stress were the predominant precipitating factors in DCPA and Sycosis Barbae respectively. 7. The disease showed chronic exacerbation and remission over a period of months and years. 8. Lower limbs were more commonly affected in DCPA and submental and submandibular area of the beard area the most common site in Sycosis Barbae. 9. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolate from both pus culture and nasal swab culture. 10. Cloxacillin was the most sensitive antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus. 11. In general patient had no systemic association.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic Bacterial Folliculitis ; Epidemiological Study.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 01:01
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 08:18

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