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A clinico-epidemiological study of hypopigmented and depigmented lesions in children and adolescent age group in Hadoti region (South East Rajasthan)

1 Department of Skin and VD, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Skin and V D, Mysore Medical College Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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KR Raghavendra,
Department of Skin and V D, Mysore Medical College Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.188463

Background: Hypopigmentory and depigmented lesions are common among children and adolescent group. The parents are very much concerned about the condition and they seek dermatologist advice without fail. Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of Hypopigmented and Depigmented Lesion in patients of Children and Adolescent age group in Hadoti region in Rajasthan. Material and Methods: The study was conducted for the period one year from April 2015 to March 2016. This planned study is to be undertaken in children age 0-19 yr with hypopigmented and depigmented lesions irrespective of sex. Results: The most common disorder was Pityriasis alba, seen in 27.33%, followed by Pityriasis versicolor in 21%, Vitiligo 19.33%, Post inflammatory hypopigmentation in 14%, Primary disorders of hypopigmentation in 13%, Hansen's disease in 1.33%, and miscellaneous conditions in 4% of the cases Conclusion: The most common hypopigmentary disorders are seen in our study is Pityriasis alba and other causes of hypopigmentary and depigmentory disorders are in decreasing order are Pityriasis versicolor, Vitiligo, Postinflammatory hypopigmentation, Primary causes of hypopigmentation and less common are Leprosy.

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