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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 448--454

Dermatoses due to Arabic cultural and traditional practices


Department of Dermatology, King Fahd Teaching Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Alkhobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Fatimah Mohammad Budair
Department of Dermatology, King Fahd Teaching Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Alkhobar
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_123_18

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A number of social and cultural practices are prevalent in the Middle-East celebrating various occasions or to treat health conditions. These often result in dermatoses that are unfamiliar and confusing to dermatologists outside this region. This paper reviews skin manifestations emanating from traditional and ritual practices in Arab countries, particularly those from Saudi Arabia.






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