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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Pattern of skin diseases among dental and nursing students in a tertiary care centre


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Author Details : Neetha Latha*, Vijaya Bharathi, Nivin Simon, S Rajagopal, S Murugan

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 225-227


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Abstract

Introduction: Adolescents bother more about their appearance. Certain skin diseases are common in this
particular population (seborrheic dermatitis, acne vulgaris and hair fall etc.) which led them to worry and
upset. To assess the integrity of the problem we conducted a study among the students of dental and nursing
college adjacent to our institution.
Aims and Objectives: To find out the pattern of occurrence of skin diseases among dental and nursing
students in a tertiary care centre.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among nursing and dental students
adjacent to our institution. Full screening for skin lesion was done among the study subjects.
Results: Out of the 561 study subjects 423 had skin lesions: In these majority of the subjects had
seborrhoeic dermatitis (including scalp and face).
Conclusion: This study help to assess their general health status as skin is the mirror of systemic diseases
and also to frame the guidelines and hygienic measures be followed by the students in similar situation in
future.

Keywords: Seborrheic dermatitis, Screening, Acne vulgaris.


Doi : 10.18231/j.ijced.2019.048

How to cite : Latha N, Bharathi V, Simon N, Rajagopal S, Murugan S, Pattern of skin diseases among dental and nursing students in a tertiary care centre. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2019;5(3):225-227

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