Pattern of dermatoses among inmates of district prison- Mangalore

M. Kuruvila, Mohammed Ismail Shaikh, Pramod Kumar

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Abstract

The present paper studies the pattern of dermatoses among 225 inmates of a jail, over a period of 6 months (Feb- July′ 99). 63.6% inmates screened had dermatoses. Among those with dermatoses 63.3% were infectious and 36.4% were non-infectious. Among the infections, fungal infections (51.3%) constituted the maximum. Pediculosis copitis was found in 6.6% of inmates. in the non-infectious group, pigmentary changes (21%) and dandruff (21%) were noted. Overcrowding prevalent in jail (73% excess inmates) could be contributory factor for the high incidence of infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Volume68
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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