Dermatology 2013

Notes: Bieber, Beatrice

Bieber, Thomas

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Historical Article

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2013/09/21 06:00

Eur J Dermatol. 2013 Jul-Aug;23(4):443-8. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2013.2054.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24047576

Author Address: Institute for the History of Medicine, Medical Ethics, Technical University of Munich Ismaningerstr. 22 81675 Munich, Germany.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4238Author: Bilgili, M. E., Yildiz, H. and Sarici, G.

Year: 2013

Title: Prevalence of skin diseases in a dermatology outpatient clinic in Turkey. A cross-sectional, retrospective study

Journal: J Dermatol Case Rep

Volume: 7

Issue: 4

Pages: 108-12

Short Title: Prevalence of skin diseases in a dermatology outpatient clinic in Turkey. A cross-sectional, retrospective study

Alternate Journal: Journal of dermatological case reports

ISSN: 1898-7249 (Electronic)

1898-7249 (Linking)

DOI: 10.3315/jdcr.2013.1156

PMCID: 3888779

Accession Number: 24421863

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Dermatologic diseases vary widely as a result of geographic location, climate, socioeconomic status, and personal habits, and internal factors, such as age, gender, and heredity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the main causes for outpatient visits in a dermatology outpatient clinic in Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The outpatient clinic records of the Dermatology Department of Eskisehir Yunus Emre Government Hospital, dated between 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2012, were retrospectively assessed. Patients were grouped according to age, gender and clinical diagnosis. RESULTS: A total of 11,040 new patients with 12,174 skin problems were included in the study. The study group was 55.7% female and 44.3% male. The age range was between 1 and 99 years. The most commonly encountered diseases were: acne (13.1% of patients), fungal infections (8.5%), contact dermatitis (8.5%), urticaria (8.3%), psoriasis (5.5%), viral warts (4.1%), lichen simplex chronicus (3.0%), callus, atopic dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis (2.2% each). CONCLUSIONS: It appears that certain skin diseases acne, fungal infections, contact dermatitis and urticarial cause serious health problems. Public health policies should be implemented in order to manage these problems rationally.

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