Prevalence of dermatologic diseases in school children of a high altitude tribunal area of Himachal Pradesh
N L Sharma
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Sharma N L, Sharma R C. Prevalence of dermatologic diseases in school children of a high altitude tribunal area of Himachal Pradesh. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:375-376
AbstractA total of 201 school children,belonging to a high altitude tribal area were examined for various dermatologic lesions including nevi. All the children were found to have one or more type of diseases/lesions. Pediculosis ea tis was the comtnonest disease (74.1%), followed by pityriasis simplex (33.3%), warts (20.4%), scabies (12.9%), pyoderma (8.5%) and papular urticaria (7.5%), Nevi were observed in 73.1% children. An acral erythfma associated with cold hands and feet was seen in 7.5% children.