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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases