Prevalence of Dermatoses in Tribal Population of Kalrayan Hill (South Arcot District)
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Mahalingam C. Prevalence of Dermatoses in Tribal Population of Kalrayan Hill (South Arcot District). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1986;52:213-215
AbstractA sample survey was conducted to find out the prevalence of dermatoses among the tribal population of Kalrayan hill in South Arcot district who were recently found out .from the hidden spots of the hill. The prevalence of dermatoses was 40% among the 242 screened. Scabies had a prevalence of 22.7% and was more among the tribal s chool children put in huts, emphasizing the need for adequate shelter and health education. The low frequency of nutritional dermatoses 3.7% is attributed to the implementation of the noon-meal scheme. Surprising low prevalence rate for leprosy (1.7%) in this highly endemic district of South Arcot needs further probing to find out some clues for protection from leprosy.