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Abstract

THE OCCURENCE OF SKIN DISEASES AND PRESCRIBING PATTERNS OF DRUGS IN AN DERMATOLOGY OUT PATIENT CLINIC

Kadarla Rohith Kumar*, Ch. Karthik vardhan Reddy and Dr. P. Manjula

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study is to determine the patterns of skin diseases among the patients who visited the ambulatory dermatology clinic. It involved the study on prescribing patterns on those patients with skin disorders. A total of 529 patients with skin diseases were selected during the one month study period. Out of this, 324 patients were males and 205 patients were females. The majority of patients were in the age group of 21-30 years. The prevalence of skin disease was found to be highest which includes scabies (23.81%), followed by fungal infection (22.49%), dermatitis (13.98%), acne (9.64%), melasma (8.50%) and alopecia (7.93%). The commonly prescribed drugs were antihistamines (23.4%) followed by corticosteroids (14.25%), emollients (11.12%), antifungal (9.23%) and antibiotics (9.09%). Antifungal - ketoconazole and fluconazole were found to be used widely. It was concluded that scabies was most prevalent and antihistamines were the most commonly prescribed drugs.

Keywords: Skin Diseases, Patterns, Prescribing Trends.


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