Prevalence of dermatoses in dermatologic evaluation requests from patients admitted to a tertiary hospital for 10 years*

Abstract

Skin diseases are common in hospitalized patients. However, there is a lack of data concerning their frequency. The objective of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of dermatological diagnoses in hospitalized patients after consultation requested by non-dermatologist physicians to the Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre period of 10 years. A total of 5685 patients were evaluated, representing an average of 48.2 patients per month. The five most frequent groups were infectious dermatoses(33.25%), eczematous dermatoses (11.49%), drug reactions (11.43%), vascular dermatoses (6.81%) and group of pruritus, prurigo nodularis and urticaria (hives) (4.71%).

DOI: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153664

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@inproceedings{Dantas2015PrevalenceOD, title={Prevalence of dermatoses in dermatologic evaluation requests from patients admitted to a tertiary hospital for 10 years*}, author={Lia Dias Pinheiro Dantas and Lucio Bakos and Gabriela de Souza Balbinot and Carine Elisabete Rost Drechsler and Let{\'i}cia Maria Eidt}, booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia}, year={2015} }