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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Clinical profile of non neoplastic skin lesions: A prospective cross-sectional study


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Author Details : Isha Gupta, Vaanika Kaira*, Kanav Gupta, Kalpana A Bothale, Sadhana D Mahore

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 158-166


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Abstract

Introduction: India being a large country with diverse population groups, varying climates and having different customs offers the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of peculiar and distinctive skin disorders.
Aim of our study was to determine the incidence and demographic distribution of various non neoplastic lesions of skin in patients attending the out patient department of dermatology of our institute.
Materials and Methods: The present prospective study was conducted from June 2008 to May 2010 in the department of dermatology and pathology, in NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Nagpur. A total of 205 patients were studied. Final histopathological diagnosis was given in each case correlating with the clinical findings. The results obtained were tabulated and analysed.
Results: Total number of cases included in the study were 205 out of which 22.43% of the patients were in the age group of 30 to 39 years. Macular lesion was the most common clinical presentation constituting 44.0% of all the cases. Non infectious erythematous, papular and squamous diseases were the most common histopathological diagnosis reported (31.21%) followed by bacterial diseases (20.98%) followed by non infectious vesicobullous vesicopustular diseases (17.097%).
Conclusion: In the present study, wide spectrum of skin lesions, common and rare were observed. Leprosy is a still a disease of increasing frequency. Vascular, viral, protozoan diseases are the rare lesions of skin

Keywords: Non neoplastic Skin Lesions, Vesicobullous Disorders, Demographic Distribution.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijced.2019.034

How to cite : Gupta I, Kaira V, Gupta K, Bothale K A, Mahore S D, Clinical profile of non neoplastic skin lesions: A prospective cross-sectional study. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2019;5(2):158-166

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