A cross-sectional study of dermatological problems among differently-abled children

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Background: Differently-abled children may be particularly susceptible to skin disorders either as a direct consequence of their disability or due of lack awareness regarding personal and environmental hygiene. Aim: To study the prevalence of skin problems in differently-abled children. Materials and Methods: A total of 122 differently-abled children in two special schools were examined for this study. Details regarding the disabilities were obtained from the school records. Results: More than half (53.2%) of the children had skin problems. Infections and infestations, acne, and dermatitis were the common dermatoses encountered in the present study. Conclusion: Periodic skin examination is of vital importance for all people with disabilities to reach a proper diagnosis and to offer treatment. Health education for teachers and parents on maintenance of sound personal hygiene and a clean environment is also recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2012

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Cross-Sectional Studies
Skin
Hygiene
Acne Vulgaris
Dermatitis
Disabled Persons
Health Education
Skin Diseases
Parents
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Dermatology

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A cross-sectional study of dermatological problems among differently-abled children. / Rao, Chythra; Rao, Raghavendra.

In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 57, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 35-37.

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