Prevalence of various dermatoses in school children
Gatha S Rao
Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 001
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Rao GS, Kumar P, Kuruvilla M. Prevalence of various dermatoses in school children. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1999;65:126-127
In a school survey of 1161 children from 2 different schools studying in 1st to 5th standard between the age of 6 and 12 years, 890 (76.65%) students were found to have disorders of skin and its appendages. Most of the dermatoses were asymptomatic and were diagnosed in the routine examination. Nevoid conditions were seen in 255 (21.96%) students. Communicable dermatoses were noted in 221 (19%) students and nutritional deficiencies were seen in 78 (6.71%) students. Rest of the students had miscellaneous conditions. Health education and good personal hygiene will definitely help to improve the health status of the school children.