Pediatric dermatology in practice: spectrum of skin diseases and approach to patients at a Turkish pediatric dermatology center.

@article{Afsar2011PediatricDI,
  title={Pediatric dermatology in practice: spectrum of skin diseases and approach to patients at a Turkish pediatric dermatology center.},
  author={Fatma Sule Afsar},
  journal={Cutaneous and ocular toxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={138-46}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the real spectrum of skin diseases in Turkish children and how they were managed. METHODS Data on a total of 6000 consecutive patients aged 0-18 years attending the pediatric dermatology clinic were analyzed for diagnosis, disease group, diagnostic pattern, treatment modality, and referral and hospitalization frequency. RESULTS Allergic skin diseases (49.9%) were the leading group of dermatoses, which were followed by infectious diseases (20.5… CONTINUE READING

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