The pattern of skin and venereal disorders among patients attending in the OPD of dermatology and venereology department of a tertiary care private hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mohd. Nurul Alam, Anwar Husain, Shafiul Alam Quarashi

Abstract


Objective To assess the pattern of skin and venereal diseases in patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Methods It is a descriptive study conducted at dermatology and venereology OPD department in Ibn Sina Medical College Hospital, Dhaka for the period from 1st January, 2015 to 31st December 2015. Six thousand and two hundred and three patients were enrolled during the study period. The study population comprised of newly diagnosed cases as well as relapsing cases presenting in the outpatient irrespective of  gender and age. Diagnosis was made on clinical basis. Lab investigations were restricted to the cases where it carried diagnostic importance. The data was collected through pre-designed questionnaire and analyzed through Microsoft SPSS.

 

Results Study was conducted on 6203 patients comprising 3373 (54.4%) males and 2830 (45.6%) females. Male female ratio was 1.2:1. Age group between 15 to 29 years carried maximum incidence (43.8%). All disorders were broadly classified into noninfective (63.5%), infective (20.2%) and miscellaneous dermatoses (16.2%). Eczema 1721 (27.7%) and fungal infections 694 (11.2%) came out to be the two top most common causes for OPD attendances.

 

Conclusion Our study found a higher prevalence of non-infective dermatoses than infective dermatoses. Eczema and fungal infections formed the largest group in their respective categories .

 


Keywords


Skin diseases, eczema, infectious dermatoses, noninfectious dermatoses

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