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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 123-125

Prevalence of skin diseases in children admitted to mersin university school of medicine, dermatology clinic

1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Mersin City Training and Research Hospital, Mersin, Turkey
2 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, School of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pinar Dursun
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Mersin City Training and Research Hospital, 33240 Mersin
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/TJD.TJD_1_19

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Objective: Skin disorders constitute an important problem in children living in developing countries. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of skin diseases in children aged 0–16 years. Materials and Methods: In the present study, data on a total of 12,206 children aged 0–16 years, admitted to the outpatient clinic of Dermatology Department, Mersin University School of Medicine, between 2001 and 2010 were analyzed. Results: Male/female ratio was 1.1/1. 44.2% of the patients were adolescents. The most common diseases were acne (12.4%), warts (10.5%), and atopic dermatitis (9.3%). Conclusion: Studies of the pediatric population, which constitutes the cornerstone of the community, can play an important role in determining the policies of protective medicine and public health.

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