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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--83

Study of exfoliative dermatitis

Department of Dermato-Venereology, BJ Medical College and Sasson General Hospitals, Pune - 411001, India

Correspondence Address:
P R Bharatiya
692, Raviwar Peth, Pune - 411002
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PMID: 20952897

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A study of 46 cases of exfoliative dermatitis revealed peak distribution in sixth decade and very high preponderance in males (M:F=6.67:1). The highest single cause was found to be psoriasis (41.30%). Injudicious use of topical medicaments including herbal medicines and haphazard treatment were found to be the precipitating factors in 34% cases of pre-existing dermatoses. Laboratory investigations contributed little towards diagnosis except in lymphoma group; but were helpful in knowing systemic implications of the disease. Skin biopsy was found to be helpful in diagnosing underlyin skin disorders in 18 cases (40.91%). Two cases (4.35%) had malignancy as the cause of exfoliative dermatitis.


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