Muhammad Arif Maan, Maqsood Ahmad, Umair Ahmad, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar, Muhammad Irfan, Zahid Yasin Hashmie.
Spectrum of Dermatological Conditions in a Rural Community.
Annals Punjab Med Coll Jan ;6(1):72-4.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of dermatological conditions in a rural community. Study Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study Place and Duration of study: Study was conducted in Tehsil Headquater Hospital Bhawhana in May, 2011. Materials and Methods: 300 patients belonging to Tehsil Bhawana and surrounding villages reported in the camp. Forty three patients both male and female had dermatological conditions and were included in the study. They were evaluated, diagnosed and given treatment for various dermatological conditions. Results: Mean age of patients was 24.48±14.48. Out of thesePatients 17 patients (39.53%) had Scabies, 6(13.95%) had Acne Vulgaris, 5(11.6%) had urticaria, 4 patients (9.3%) had contact dermatitis, 2 (4.6%) had pemphigus vulgaris (PV), 2 (4.6%)had burn injuries, 2 (4.6%) had seborrhic dermatitis and 1 patient (2.3%) each of vitiligo and Helmenthic infections, 3 patients (6.9%) had lichen planus (LP). Conclusion: Scabies is the most prevalent dermatological condition in rural communities and the scenario can be improved by improvement in the hygienic conditions and the general public awareness. 

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