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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--32

Pattern of skin diseases among civil population and armed forces personnel at Pune

1 Senior Adviser (Derm & Ven), CH (SC), Pune, India
2 Classified Specialist (Derm & Ven), CH (SC), Pune, India
3 Classified Specialist (Derm & Ven), MH, Kirkee, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
S K Sayal
Senior Adviser (Derm & Ven), CH (SC), Pune
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The pattern of skin disorders among 11393 civil and 8123 defence service personnel who attended out-patient department (OPD) from January 1989 to December 1994 is presented. Infective dermatoses were more common in civil population (41.2%) as compared to defence service personnel (36.3%). Fungal infection was common in both groups (15.1% and 17.2%) whereas parasitic infestations and pyoderma were more common in civil population (12.8% and 6.1%) as compared to service personnel (7.8% and 3.6%). Among non-infective dermatoses eczemas were more common in civil population (17.3%) as compared to Armed Forces personnel (11.7%), whereas papulosquamous disorders, pigmentary disorders, acne and alopecia were more common in Armed Forces personnel (13.5%, 13.4% 8.7% and 6.2%) as compared to civil population (10.8%, 10.1%, 6.4% and 4.1%). The incidence of other skin disorders did not differ much between the two groups.

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