Inpatient dermatological consultations in a university hospital

  title={Inpatient dermatological consultations in a university hospital},
  author={Suzana Mancusi and Cyro Festa Neto},
INTRODUCTION Dermatology is primarily an outpatient specialty, but it also plays an important role in the care of inpatients. METHODS We conducted a prospective study that recorded data from inpatient dermatology consultation request forms over a period of four months. The study evaluated 313 requests that led to 566 visits, 86 biopsies, 35 laboratory exams, 41 direct microscopic studies, 18 direct immunofluorescence analyses, 14 skin cultures and a few other exams. RESULTS The most… CONTINUE READING


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