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Clinicohistopathological profile of 85 pediatric patients attending skin outpatient department: A retrospective analysis at a municipal hospital of middle-east region of Ahmedabad

 Department of Skin and VD, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Ankur Chauhan,
34/Sector-6, Chanakyapuri, Ghatlodia - 380 061, Ahmedabad
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.179494

Introduction: Skin diseases are a major health problem in pediatric age group. Skin biopsy and histopathological examination are required in clinically challenging situation to clinch the correct diagnosis. Aims and Objectives: To recognize clinical and histopathological relevance in different pediatric dermatoses and to compare the results. Materials and Methods: A total of 85 skin biopsies were taken over a period of 3 years between August 1, 2012, and July 31, 2015, at our tertiary care hospital and were analyzed by histopathological study. Results: A total of 85 pediatric patients were included in this study. Of these, female were 48 (56.47%). Main diseases diagnosed during the study were bacterial diseases – 20 (23.52%), noninfectious papulosquamous lesions – 13 (15.29%); nevi, vascular tumors and malformations, and viral diseases were 6 (7.05%) each. Conclusion: The histopathologic diagnosis inturn is used as an adjuvant to clinical diagnoses to aid in the management of patients.

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