PREVALENCE OF CHILDHOOD SKIN DISORDERS ATTENDING AT OUTPATIENT PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

  • NANDINI THUMMANAPALLY Department of Pharmacy Practice, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal, Telangana, India.
  • KAVITHA LAWDYAVATH Department of Pharmacy Practice, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal, Telangana, India.
  • CHARANDAS GURUVA Department of Pharmacy Practice, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal, Telangana, India.
  • DEEPTHI ENUMULA Department of Pharmacy Practice, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal, Telangana, India.
  • SASTRY PVK Department of Pediatric, P.V.K Sastry Children’s Clinic, MGM Hospital, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana, India.
  • SHYAM SUNDER ANCHURI Department of Pharmacy Practice, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal, Telangana, India.

Abstract

Objective: The objective of the study was to study the prevalence of various skin diseases in pediatric population.


Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted at private children’s outpatient clinic in Warangal from March to August 2018 with the prior approval from the Institutional Ethical Committee BIPS/IEC/2018/P8. A total of 200 patients with various skin diseases of age group <17 years were included in the study.


Results: Out of 200 pediatric skin disorders, male children 138 (69%) outnumbered female children 62 (31%). The mean age of the study population was found to be 5.85±4.11 years. About 64% of the patients are from rural area and 36% are from urban. The percentage of skin disorders is allergic infections (26%), bacterial infections (23%), viral infections (11%), fungal infections (7.5%), parasitic infections (6%), autoimmune disorders (4%), and skin adnexa (2.5%).


Conclusion: Our study concludes that the prevalence of allergic and bacterial skin infections was found to be common among male children from rural area

Keywords: Skin disorders, Pediatrics, Prevalence, Eczema, Impetigo, Chickenpox, Tinea corporis

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THUMMANAPALLY, N., K. LAWDYAVATH, C. GURUVA, D. ENUMULA, S. PVK, and S. S. ANCHURI. “PREVALENCE OF CHILDHOOD SKIN DISORDERS ATTENDING AT OUTPATIENT PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 13, no. 5, Mar. 2020, pp. 131-5, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2020.v13i5.35578.
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