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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 375--376

Prevalence of dermatologic diseases in school children of a high altitude tribunal area of Himachal Pradesh



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A total of 201 school children,belonging to a high altitude tribal area were examined for various dermatologic lesions including nevi. All the children were found to have one or more type of diseases/lesions. Pediculosis ea tis was the comtnonest disease (74.1%), followed by pityriasis simplex (33.3%), warts (20.4%), scabies (12.9%), pyoderma (8.5%) and papular urticaria (7.5%), Nevi were observed in 73.1% children. An acral erythfma associated with cold hands and feet was seen in 7.5% children.






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