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Prevalence of skin diseases in Varanasi school children

Author(s): Valia A | Pandey S | Kaur Paramjeet | Singh Gurmohan

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
ISSN 0378-6323

Volume: 57;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 141;
Date: 1991;
Original page

Keywords: Prevalence | Skin diseases | School children

In a school survey in Varanasi city, 12481 children were examined. More than half (54%) had one or more skin diseases. The commonest ones were peduculosis capitis (35%), pityriasis alba (12%) acne vulgaris (8%), miliaria (4%) and pyodermas (3%)

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